Translation of "the one"

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Translation of "the one"

In the translation of, "I've always been fascinated by French high fashion, of which Yves Saint-Laurent is one of the most iconic figures.", do we use l'une instead of l'un because of the agreement with the 'la figure' ?

Asked 3 weeks ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Frank, 

You are correct. 

If we had used the word 'couturier' it would have been 'l'un des couturiers' but 'figure' being a feminine noun it is indeed -

l'une des figures...

Bonne Continuation!

 

Translation of "the one"

In the translation of, "I've always been fascinated by French high fashion, of which Yves Saint-Laurent is one of the most iconic figures.", do we use l'une instead of l'un because of the agreement with the 'la figure' ?

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