l'expert en cocktails

Mary AnneC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

l'expert en cocktails

Could "de" be used here instead of "en" ?  Any thoughts?

Asked 2 months ago
MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

I don’t think so. The expression is “(un/e) expert/e en qqc” - an expert in something,  not (un/e) expert/e de qqc - an expert of something.

Effectively the same as we say in English.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Mary Anne,

I haven't carried out the exercise.

However, given that "Apéro en terrasse" suggests taking an apéritif "in the location of a / the terrace" I can't see how "de" would make sense in this context. Perhaps I'm missing your reasoning?

Jim

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