completez vs vous êtes en train de completer

RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

completez vs vous êtes en train de completer

So here is the question:Vous ________ cet exercice. -->You're filling in this exercise. HINT: compléter = to fill in Here is the proposed response --> complétez My anser: êtes en train de compléter It appears to me that either response is correct due to the fact that it is an ongoing, in the moment action of completing the exercise. Vous êtes en train de compléter cet exercice. Please explain the reason that this would not be a correct answer to this question. Merci en avance.
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer
I guess the only reason to use complétez is that the exercise is all about conjugating this kind of verbs. -- Chris.
RonC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
That’s sort of what I was thinking too. Thanks
AurélieKwiziq team member
Bonjour Ron ! Thanks for letting us know :) Indeed, the hint here should have given you the tense we wanted you to conjugate in, which was Le Présent. Thanks to you, I've now edited the hint accordingly. PS: Your answer is perfectly correct grammatically btw :) Bonne journée !
MarnieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Perhaps the confusion cd be eliminated by adding to the description of the rule. Rather than say the first « e » one you say the « e » just before the root of the verb adds/changes to « é ».  This way « célébrer » would obviously follow the same rule as « compléter »...?
MarnieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
or I should say « obviously be seen to follow » instead of « obviously follow »
AurélieKwiziq team member

Bonjour Marnie !

Following your interesting feedback, I've amended the lesson to make this point clearer :)

Merci et bonne journée !

completez vs vous êtes en train de completer

So here is the question:Vous ________ cet exercice. -->You're filling in this exercise. HINT: compléter = to fill in Here is the proposed response --> complétez My anser: êtes en train de compléter It appears to me that either response is correct due to the fact that it is an ongoing, in the moment action of completing the exercise. Vous êtes en train de compléter cet exercice. Please explain the reason that this would not be a correct answer to this question. Merci en avance.

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