In the sentence "Ils quittent le travail à 19 heures." if the verb was replaced by partent or sortent would that change the meaning, or just be wrong?

PatrickC1Kwiziq community member

In the sentence "Ils quittent le travail à 19 heures." if the verb was replaced by partent or sortent would that change the meaning, or just be wrong?

Asked 4 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Patrick,

Partir does not require a direct object as an intransitive verb.

Sortir with a direct object means to take something out.

So I say no! These two verbs would not be appropriate in the sentence you have quoted in your query.

Quitter is the verb most appropriate in the sentence you have quoted above as it requires a direct object to complete the meaning.

Hope this helps.

Jim

PatrickC1Kwiziq community member

Thanks, Jim,  for your very clear answer

PatrickC1Kwiziq community member

Thanks, Jim,  for your very clear answer

In the sentence "Ils quittent le travail à 19 heures." if the verb was replaced by partent or sortent would that change the meaning, or just be wrong?

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