Reading B1, Politics, History & Economics, Immigration & Citizenship, Listening or Seeing B1
Martin, it is a fixed expression ‘ sous forme de qqc ‘, translated in context of the text as ‘ in the shape of….’
With fixed expressions it is usually best to accept the expression as it is, as a whole unit, rather than try to translate or break it into individual words.
Nonetheless, as with many prepositions, ‘ sous ‘ has an array of different meanings, and is part of a number of expressions and compound nouns.
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