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"I forgot my keys while leaving work."

Translation:J'ai oublié mes clés en partant du travail.

May 20, 2020

4 Comments


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

what's wrong with sortant?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PATRICKPIZ1

nothing. both work. partir-leaving someplace, sortir-leaving for a destination.


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

And I put "... de travail." Prepositions are the real stumbling block, aren't they? If I had spoken my mistake at conversational speed, not even a native-born Frenchman would have noticed... (sigh)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stick.to.it

I also put "de travail" and I wish I understood why it's incorrect.

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