https://www.duolingo.com/profile/juniebeebee

Soient vs sont?

Hello there! Which is grammatically correct?

"N'importe ou qu'ils soient...."

"N'importe ou ils sont...."

Thank you guys so much in advance!

June 1, 2018

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dany650m

Hello juniebeebee ! These two sentences are grammatically correct: "N'importe où qu'ils soient", "ils sont n'importe où". It dépends on the context...

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/liofla

Are you sure? "N'importe où ils sont" sounds very odd to me. "Qu'importe où ils sont" works however (but has a different meaning, it's "it doesn't matter where they are"). "Qu'importe où ils sont, je n'ai pas besoin d'eux". "N'importe où qu'ils soient, je les trouverai".

June 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dany650m

Thank you, very good ! "N'importe où ils sont" is not like "ils sont n'importe où" (inverse). A teenager, to his mother: « I do not find my socks ! -Elles sont n'importe où, as usual ! » :( "N'importe où qu'ils soient", personally, i would say : "où qu'ils soient, je les trouverai" (it means the same thing but it's lighter) :)

June 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryAnne993219

"N'importe ou" means anywhere. I think indicative is just fine here.

June 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dany650m

Thanks, MaryAnne ! :)

June 4, 2018
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