'En quoi tu t'es inscrite ?'

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

'En quoi tu t'es inscrite ?'

I understand that the preposition here has to be en but I can't really get to the bottom of why. Chris has said in this discussion that the form is 's'inscrire en qqch...' but I don't really see this supported by dictionaries where à and dans seem more commonly cited. Is it that the preposition comes before the word quoi ?

Asked 3 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Tom,

In the context of university/university course, you usually use the expression "s'inscrire en + [type of course]".

Je me suis inscrit en (faculté de ) médecine = I applied to med school

Je me suis inscrit en (faculté de ) droit = I applied to law school

 

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tom,

"En quoi tu t'es inscrite"

https://www.wordreference.com/fren/quoi

If you were to scroll well down the page of my link above, you will find examples of useage of this expression "en quoi".

It seems to me that this "en quoi" is somewhat informal useage.

Have a look at my link --  it may help?

Bonne journée

Jim

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thank you Jim, that is interesting :)

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It seems that both are a possibility: s'inscrire à as well as s'enscrire en. The latter seems to be more formal. But the use of en has no connection to the interrogative pronoun quoi.

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Thanks Chris - yes, that seems right

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Merci Céline !

'En quoi tu t'es inscrite ?'

I understand that the preposition here has to be en but I can't really get to the bottom of why. Chris has said in this discussion that the form is 's'inscrire en qqch...' but I don't really see this supported by dictionaries where à and dans seem more commonly cited. Is it that the preposition comes before the word quoi ?

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