Repetition of prepositions?

TomC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Repetition of prepositions?

The recommended translation reads 'au sein de sa famille ou au sein de sa communauté'. Why is the long prepositional phrase repeated? Could you not say 'au sein de sa famille ou de sa communauté'?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tom,

The preposition 'within' is repeated twice in English too.

You could say what you suggest with just one 'within' in English.

I have checked the possibilities given and sometimes we use 'au sein de' twice or sometimes one translation uses  'à l'intérieur de' for a change.

hope this helps!

Repetition of prepositions?

The recommended translation reads 'au sein de sa famille ou au sein de sa communauté'. Why is the long prepositional phrase repeated? Could you not say 'au sein de sa famille ou de sa communauté'?

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