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Using être for l'autre

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Using être for l'autre

Is it not necessary to have a verb to accompany the adjective for l'autre ? 


In a question it was used : "Ils sont différents: l'un est petit et l'autre est grand."  

In the example it wasn't :Tom et Maxime sont très différents: l'un est calme et l'autre (   ) hyperactif. 


Is there a distinction? 

Asked 5 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

If you don't repeat the verb, the same verb as used previously is implied. Sometimes, for clarity or stylistic reasons, the verb is repeated. There is no inherent grammatical difference.

Using être for l'autre

Is it not necessary to have a verb to accompany the adjective for l'autre ? 


In a question it was used : "Ils sont différents: l'un est petit et l'autre est grand."  

In the example it wasn't :Tom et Maxime sont très différents: l'un est calme et l'autre (   ) hyperactif. 


Is there a distinction? 

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