What is the function of the word “ce” in this phrase: Dans le milieu professionnel, et ce dans presque tous les secteurs d’activité
Dictation exercise B2
'et ce..' is a fixed expression - taking it word by word is not necessarily helpful, but in this case basically - 'and this', 'and that'
PS : I enjoy coming across ‘real-life’ examples of expressions/language use/grammar encountered on this site, especially those that give rise to questions, when reading external material. From the ‘Est-Républicain’ today, in a story on a forest fire, and uncertainty of the extent affected -
Et ce même malgré l'utilisation d'un drone, puisque le vent est tourbillonnant.
Great question (and answer). I was wondering this too. Also, Maarten’s WR link reminds me that WordReference is always very strong on listing phrases as well as individual words, which I find very helpful.
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