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Désinscrire: If s'inscrire is reflexive, should not désinscrire also be reflexive? ..."I unscribe myself," would seem to require it, although I have s

Michael W.B1Kwiziq community member

Désinscrire: If s'inscrire is reflexive, should not désinscrire also be reflexive? ..."I unscribe myself," would seem to require it, although I have s


Asked 2 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

That's a good question Michael! 

In fact, the verb can be reflexive or simply transitive when an object follows it.

Je vais désinscrire mon fils de ce cours d'allemand car il n'aime pas ça = I am going to deregister my son from this German course as he doesn't like it

Il va désinscrire son nom de cette liste électorale He is going to take his name off this electoral list 

But the verb is reflexive when the subject and the object are the same person or group.

Elle a décidé de se désinscrire de cette compétition de natation = She has decided to unregister herself from this swimming competition 

Bonne Continuation !

 

Michael W.B1Kwiziq community member

Merci pour votre explication !

Désinscrire: If s'inscrire is reflexive, should not désinscrire also be reflexive? ..."I unscribe myself," would seem to require it, although I have s


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