Is it "Prenez les transports en commun au lieu de conduire, conduisez, or something else?" and why? Also, what would the sentence be if "driving" was swapped with "moving in a car" (using se deplacer instead of conduire)? Thank you.

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As for your first question,after au lieu de we use the infinitive so conduire is correct.

As for your second question,the sentence would be "Prenez les transports en commun au lieu de vous deplacer en voiture"."Se deplacer" is a reflexive verb and we change se into vous since the subject of the sentence is vous.

  • Thank you, that makes sense! Why is it vous deplacer instead of vous deplacez or se deplacer? Jan 6, 2017 at 17:09
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    As I said after au lieu de we use an infinitive not the indicative.We say vous deplacer and not se deplacer since prenez refers to vous. Jan 6, 2017 at 18:22

Slightly rephrasing the sentence to get something lighter:

Utilisez les transports en commun plutôt que votre voiture !

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