Is it essential to change the "des pâtes" to "les pâtes" for the passive? That's what I got marked wrong for.

Is it essential to change the "des pâtes" to "les pâtes" for the passive? That's what I got marked wrong for.

Asked 10 months ago
CécileKwiziq language super star
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OK, but you don't comment on the "les" and "des". Perhaps that's trivial?
CécileKwiziq language super star
Sorry Katie, I marked the wrong question . Can you give me the full context ?
I don't know how to retrieve it. But it was something like, "Il a fait des pâtes" to turn into the passive and I'd written something like "des pâtes ont été faites", but the correct answer was "les pâtes,,,"
CécileKwiziq language super star

Hi Katie,

You can say both 'les' or 'des' in this context .

'Des' is more exact but sounds strange in the passive so that is probably why 'les' is marked correct.

Hope this helps!

Thank you! Yes, I did think "des" sounded odd in the passive...

Is it essential to change the "des pâtes" to "les pâtes" for the passive? That's what I got marked wrong for.

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