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26 January 2019
en libérant vs par libérer
To translate "Coco Chanel became very popular 'by freeing' women from the corset", they used en libérant while I used par libérer because I thought en libérant would mean "while liberating" vs the "by liberating" they asked for. Am I wrong? Thats what I thought I understood from other examples in the past.
This question relates to:French writing exercise "Coco Chanel"
27 January 2019
The gérondif "en libérant" can be temporal as well as causal.
So are the two expressions always interchangeable? If not please explain when to use each...
28 January 2019
I think "par libérer" (or par + infinitive in general) can only be used after the verbs commencer, finir and their synonyms.
"Elle a commencé par libérer les femmes de l’esclavage du corset."
Apart from these cases, par is followed by a noun, not a verb.
31 January 2019
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