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Gender of droit in directions

Margaret M.A2Kwiziq community member

Gender of droit in directions

I noticed in the exercise "droite" was used for direction to the right, but "tout droit" is masculine for "straight ahead.  Why the difference?

Asked 4 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Margaret, 

Students always find this odd but they are two different words -

à (votre) droite on the/your right 

tout droit = straight on

la droite noun, feminine

droit/e = adjective 

I hope this helps!

David I.C1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I'm pretty sure la droite is agreeing with "la direction".
tourner à la direction droite

Gender of droit in directions

I noticed in the exercise "droite" was used for direction to the right, but "tout droit" is masculine for "straight ahead.  Why the difference?

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