Why is 'desservir' to clear and to service at the same time?

fiona

Kwiziq community member

20 June 2018

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Why is 'desservir' to clear and to service at the same time?

This relates to:
Conjugate servir and other -vir verbs in Le Présent (present tense) -

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

20 June 2018

20/06/18

Bonjour Fiona !


Here it's one of those weird cases in French where usage has rendered a prefix meaningless in some contexts.


In the same vein, you also have "rentrer" being used to express "to come in" (entrer) as well as "to come back". 


I hope that's helpful!
Bonne journée !

fiona

Kwiziq community member

21 June 2018

21/06/18

Thank you Aurélie.

Although the lesson deos not specify that I simply encountered it in the quiz and got a wrong answer for it.

Aurélie

Kwiziq language super star

25 June 2018

25/06/18

Bonjour Fiona !


I had a look at the questions linked to that lesson, and all of them include a hint with what verb to use :)


Bonne journée !

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