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Il avait lié à ce succès à la chance.

I don't understand why the first "à" is there. It may be a beta oddity but I wondered if it was a set expression or just a different construction from English:

lier à X à Y

Can anyone shed any light, please?

July 31, 2012



I agree it sounds rubbish. "Il avait lié [à] ce succès à la chance." makes more sense: "He put this success down to luck".

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