Je me tiens devant lui - I stand before him???

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MaryK

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2018

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Je me tiens devant lui - I stand before him???

This relates to:
After / before versus in front of / behind (prepositions of time and place) -

MaryK

Kwiziq community member

21 March 2018

21/03/18

Replying to myself. I have seen this use of se tenir before now. Is this typical?

Chris

Kwiziq community member

22 March 2018

22/03/18

"Je me tiens devant lui." is pretty common (according to a native French speaking friend of mine) among adults, less so among teens.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

22 March 2018

22/03/18

Bonjour à tous les deux !

Indeed, Chris is right here. It remains a bit of a formal sentence in both languages, hence its rare us by teenagers :)

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