"Étant malade, je ne peux pas travailler."

Translation:Being sick, I cannot work.

March 31, 2018

4 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/AndrisK.

I think that Duo should accept, "Being sick, I am unable to work".

August 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/lapetitefilleAA

i was marked wrong saying "by being sick, i cannot work" ? When i should say being sick, and when by being sick?

July 22, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/georgeoftruth

"Being sick" is simply a description. Adding the "by" to become "by being sick" indicates a method, purpose, or instruction. In other words, you're telling yourself to get sick when you're not. This does not make sense, and it is not the intended meaning of the French sentence.

July 23, 2018
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