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Kwiziq community member
17 July 2017
"Followed by" is habitually rendered as "suivi de". Does the
"de" always change to "par" in the passive construction? If so, this is worth spelling out in the lesson.
This question relates to:French lesson "Forming La Voix Passive with simple tenses (passive voice)"
23 July 2017
2 June 2019
Both constructions are passive, friends. There must be a better explanation, or "de" should be acceptable.
Kwiziq language super star
5 June 2019
You can say both 'suivi de' et 'suivi par' but they convey different meanings.
For instance you will say:
Le roi est entré dans la salle suivi de sa cour = The king entered the room followed by his court
Le juge est entré dans le palais de justice suivi des huissiers = The judge entered the court house followed by the ushers
Une période de beau temps suivie d'orages = A period of good weather followed by thunder
With 'suivi de', the emphasis is on the order of appearance.
In 'suivi par' there is more emphasis on the action of following something/someone being followed by someone -
Le mari était suivi par un détective privé = The husband was followed by a private detective
Ce cours est très bien suivi par les étudiants = This lecture is very well attended by students
Je sui suivi par mon médecin = I am under the regular care of my doctor
Hope this helps!
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