Do you deliberately try to trick us?

GilbertsB2Kwiziq community member

Do you deliberately try to trick us?

Rule: words ending in -é are usually masculine (no exceptions mentioned)

Question: What is this noun's gender: ''amitié'' ? (HINT: Look at the word's ending)

Answer: FEMININE!

Given that it is obviously an exception,  why ask it like this? Just discourages students who've gone to the effort of remembering the "rules".

Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

You need to read the entire lesson, Gilbert. There's a difference between words ending in -té and -tié: those are feminine in general. Amitié is specifically mentioned.

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

It is on the list of exceptions in the lesson, so I think not really a trick question.

Do you deliberately try to trick us?

Rule: words ending in -é are usually masculine (no exceptions mentioned)

Question: What is this noun's gender: ''amitié'' ? (HINT: Look at the word's ending)

Answer: FEMININE!

Given that it is obviously an exception,  why ask it like this? Just discourages students who've gone to the effort of remembering the "rules".

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