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Quelle est la difference entre réécrire et récrire ?

TeclaB1Kwiziq community member

Quelle est la difference entre réécrire et récrire ?

The two words are the same to me, would someone explain their difference? 

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tecla,

Here is the definition of 'réécrire' from the Académie française:

https://www.dictionnaire-academie.fr/article/A9R1143

a footnote says -

You can also say - récrire

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Tecla,

They are synonymous and both are acceptable according to most modern dictionaries.

Réécrire is a relatively recent form as can be seen in this graphic: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=réécrire%2C+récrire&case_insensitive=on&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=19&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t4%3B%2Créécrire%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Bréécrire%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BRéécrire%3B%2Cc0%3B.t4%3B%2Crécrire%3B%2Cc0%3B%2Cs0%3B%3Brécrire%3B%2Cc0%3B%3BRécrire%3B%2Cc0

Edited to remove erroneous reference to 9th edition of the |||||||||Dictionaire de l'Académie française.

Tom

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Quelle est la difference entre réécrire et récrire ?

The two words are the same to me, would someone explain their difference? 

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