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Question on Example Question

In the examples, there is this sentence: "Ma tante est passée par la boulangerie en venant ici." In the sentence, what purpose does the "en" serve?

Asked 3 years ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Grammatically, en venant is a gerund. It is constructed with -

 en + present participle

and modifies a verb (in this case passer). You can read more about it here:

Forming Le Gérondif: en + '-ant' (while/by + -ing)

 

Question on Example Question

In the examples, there is this sentence: "Ma tante est passée par la boulangerie en venant ici." In the sentence, what purpose does the "en" serve?

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