https://www.duolingo.com/SirRed

Why is "a" used here?

Il lui offre à boire et à manger.

shouldn't it be

il lui offre boire et manger.

August 19, 2012

2 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/anomalocaris

"À boire" means "something to drink"...I think it might be a contraction of "quelque chose à boire." Same with "à manger."

August 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/siebolt

I thought it was because of "offrir" J'offre `a boire. Other verbs demand "de" in situations where English uses "to ..."

August 20, 2012
Learn French in just 5 minutes a day. For free.