me présenter d'autres gens

LorieC1Kwiziq community member

me présenter d'autres gens

I'm wondering why it's not correct to say "me présenter à d'autres gens"?  I thought that présenter was followed by the preposition à.

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Lorie,

You can say both and get a slightly nuanced meaning -

'...me présenter à d'autres gens' = to introduce me to other people

'...me présenter d'autres gens' = to introduce other people to me

Same difference I would say!

AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Since me can be a direct or an indirect pronoun, I suppose both are possible, depending on who is being presented to whom. There's no real difference in meaning, but perhaps the version given as correct in the exercise is more commonly used?

me présenter d'autres gens

I'm wondering why it's not correct to say "me présenter à d'autres gens"?  I thought that présenter was followed by the preposition à.

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