How can they be the same word? Is soit 'to be'?

MalcolmA2Kwiziq community member

How can they be the same word? Is soit 'to be'?

Asked 3 years ago
LauraKwiziq team member
Bonjour Malcolm, Yes, technically "soit" is the subjunctive of être, meaning "be." But the French conjunction soit ... soit needs to be understood as a set phrase. If it helps, you can think of if as "whether it be ... or it be ..."
TerriC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Where might I find the mini quiz for this lesson? I seem to have lost several mini quizzes today. Thank you, Terri

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