L'intelligence est la force, solitaire, d'extraire du chaos de sa propre vie la poignée de lumière suffisante pour éclairer un peu plus loin que soi, vers l'autre là-bas, comme nous égaré dans le noir

Why is it not égarés?

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Because "l'autre" is singular, the plural form being "Les autres".

  • "Égaré" is related to "l'autre" here, not to "nous". Punctuation is not very clear in this sentence. The problematic part could be rephrased as "l'autre là-bas, égaré comme nous dans le noir" Commented Apr 25, 2021 at 19:19
  • what does this sentence mean? it is so strange.
    – user21669
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 7:06
  • towards the other over there, who is lost in the dark like us ?
    – user21669
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 7:07
  • the word order is a bit strange to an english speaker then. why is it not "egare dans le noir comme nous
    – user21669
    Commented Apr 26, 2021 at 7:09

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