En posant vs En en plaçant vs En mettant

UnaA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

En posant vs En en plaçant vs En mettant

Dear team  

I was wondering if I could use "en plaçant or mettant" instead of "en posant" .  

Perhaps "en posant" is used in a physical sense ?

Thank you again for all your help !


Asked 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Una, 

The two possibilities given are -

en posant

en mettant 

for 

by putting 

We wouldn't use  'en plaçant' as it means to place in a specific place or order.

She is just putting a dish of milk the foot of the tree, not in a very specific place or order, so mettre ( to put) or poser ( to put down) is best here.

I hope this helps!

UnaA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Thank you Cecile !

En posant vs En en plaçant vs En mettant

Dear team  

I was wondering if I could use "en plaçant or mettant" instead of "en posant" .  

Perhaps "en posant" is used in a physical sense ?

Thank you again for all your help !


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