Need help with sentence? Involves past tense

Hi, I am trying to say Les garçons (fought) (about/over) (who would be the captain).

It doesn't have to be literal necessarily, as long as it makes sense in if it's easier to say "the person who was to be captain" or something.


January 21, 2018


Perhaps "Les garçons se sont disputés sur qui allait devenir le capitaine."
"The boys argued over who would become the captain."

January 21, 2018

I don't know if "sur" is really correct here (although it's definitely understandable). "... à propos de qui allait devenir capitaine" sounds a bit better to me.

That being said Sitesurf's version "les garçons se sont battus pour savoir qui serait le capitaine" sounds best to me.

January 22, 2018

I agree.

January 23, 2018

Les garçons se sont battus pour savoir qui serait le capitaine.

January 21, 2018

Let's begin with the main verb; do you mean a physical 'fight' or a verbal 'argument?'

January 21, 2018
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