after "soit" when should you use "de" and when do you omit "de

Richard

Kwiziq community member

19 June 2017

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after "soit" when should you use "de" and when do you omit "de

This relates to:
Soit ... soit ... = Either ... or... -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

20 June 2017

20/06/17

Bonjour Richard !

It depends on whether you're using a verb followed by the preposition "de" or not.
E.g. "Je me sers *d'*un outil." (I'm using a tool.) -> "Je me sers soit d'un marteau soit d'un tournevis."
"J'ai vu Paul." (I saw Paul.) -> "J'ai vu soit Paul soit Thomas."
"Tu as besoin *de* quelque chose." (You need something.) -> "Tu as besoin soit d'un crayon soit d'un stylo."

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !

John

Kwiziq community member

28 August 2017

28/08/17

Can you say "Tu as besoin DE soit un crayon soit un stylo"?

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