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I wrote 'les chauves-souris' . Your text was 'les chauve-souris'. After completion of the dictee, I checked dictionaries which add s to chauve in the plural form. ??
In a context outside these lessons, I was asked to put the following sentence in la voix passive:
"Le conducteur n'a pas pu arrêter le train à temps."
I thought it would be straightforward and answered as follows:
"Le train n'a pas été pu arrêter à temps par le conducteur."
But this was marked as false, with the correct answer being:
"Le train n'a pas pu être arrêter à temps par le conducteur."
I don't believe the use of la voix passive with modal verbs (pouvoir, devoir, vouloir) was covered explicitly in this lesson, so I wanted to ask if you could please explain these rules, since it seems they might differ from the rules presented here.
This subject prompted a memory game taught to me at school regarding the “pronoun” order before the verb : me , te, se, nous, vous / le, la, les / lui, leur / y, en - before verb
We learned it like parrots and it has been useful.
In the phrase "Elle attire ainsi une société aisée qui construit….." why are attirer and construire conjugated in the present? (The translation confirms that they are, as we would expect, in the past.)
It is not helpful to say Well Done when it is not. Some constructive advice would be better.
I have it in my notes that “après que” uses the indicative tense, so is there a reason why the subjunctive is used in this occasion ?
The lesson states: A) If it/he/she is is followed by un/une/le/la... (any form of article / determinant) - it is a beautiful dress / she is a nice person - then you will use c'est.
Now not being a native french speaker, and still very much a student, it still feels wrong to use “c’est” here, as so the lesson also states: B) il est/elle est for statements and opinions related to specific thingsAs we’re talking about a specific, pre-mentioned person, “Valentine,” the obvious answer is “Elle est une très bonne danseuse.” However, the “C’est une très bonne danseuse” is listed as correct.
Is this an error? Or what am I getting wrong here?"