Étudiants vs. Élèves

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Étudiants vs. Élèves

I chose étudiants instead of élèves in this exercise and it was marked incorrect.  Does the word élève pertain to older students and étudiant to younger students?  Is there a distinction between élève and étudiant and, if so, what is it?

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ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

In a nutshell:

élève -- someone who frequents a learning institution. A student in the broad sense of the word.
étudiant(e) -- a student at college or university level.

That said, there's more detail here: usage - https://french.stackexchange.com/questions/21980/what-is-the-difference-between-%C3%A9tudiant-and-%C3%A9l%C3%A8ve

Étudiants vs. Élèves

I chose étudiants instead of élèves in this exercise and it was marked incorrect.  Does the word élève pertain to older students and étudiant to younger students?  Is there a distinction between élève and étudiant and, if so, what is it?

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