Multiple use of pour avoir xxx in a sentence

ChrisC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Multiple use of pour avoir xxx in a sentence

Le jeune homme a été récompensé pour avoir sauvé  l'enfant de la noyade. The young man has been rewarded for saving the child from drowning. Could that be ' pour avoir noyé ‘? Le noyade is, I assume, 'the drowning?'

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

...pour avoir sauvé  l'enfant de la noyade. -- for having saved the child from "the drowning“ (=drowning).
...pour avoir noyé. -- for having drowned.

As you can see, the second version has a completely different meaning. It doesn't make sense in this context.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Chris, not sure what/where you mean for possibly using ‘pour avoir noyé’ - that is, “for having drowned/for drowning”. Yes, la noyade, is ‘(the) drowning’.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

There is a translation error in the answer marked correct - “La noyade” cannot be ‘the drown’ in English, as ‘drown’ is a verb. ‘La noyade’ is ‘(the) drowning’.  

Multiple use of pour avoir xxx in a sentence

Le jeune homme a été récompensé pour avoir sauvé  l'enfant de la noyade. The young man has been rewarded for saving the child from drowning. Could that be ' pour avoir noyé ‘? Le noyade is, I assume, 'the drowning?'

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