Shouldn't there be the word "par" in the test phrase?

RobertC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Shouldn't there be the word "par" in the test phrase?

The correct answer for the question: Il ________ repassé chez toi hier soir. 

He passed by yours again yesterday evening. 
Is being given as "est".  However there is no preposition before "chez toi".  Is the "par" to be assumed ?
Asked 4 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Both is possible: Repasser chez toi means "to go back by your place". In my understanding, if you add par to that, it means that you stopped by on the way to somewhere else.

RobertC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Chris, thanks for the reply.  In light of your response, I searched a bit more and found an even more thorough response in that "chez" is itself a preposition, thus as you said, to include par is either unnecessary or changes the meaning of the sentence.  

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

You can, howerver, say Je passe devant chez toi. -- I am passing in front of your house.

Shouldn't there be the word "par" in the test phrase?

The correct answer for the question: Il ________ repassé chez toi hier soir. 

He passed by yours again yesterday evening. 
Is being given as "est".  However there is no preposition before "chez toi".  Is the "par" to be assumed ?

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