“Mais la ville essaie de prendre des initiatives écolos.”

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“Mais la ville essaie de prendre des initiatives écolos.”

In the audio for “Mais la ville essaie de prendre des initiatives écolos.” it sounds to me like a conjugated “prend” (i.e. silent “d”, so sounds like “pren”), instead of the infinitive “prendre”.

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, you're right. In spoken everyday French, the trailing -re of prendre is often pronounced indistinctly or even swallowed completely.

BrianC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ahhh, interesting- I didn’t know that. Thanks. 

“Mais la ville essaie de prendre des initiatives écolos.”

In the audio for “Mais la ville essaie de prendre des initiatives écolos.” it sounds to me like a conjugated “prend” (i.e. silent “d”, so sounds like “pren”), instead of the infinitive “prendre”.

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