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

KatieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

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

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team member
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KatieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
OK, but you don't comment on the "les" and "des". Perhaps that's trivial?
CécileKwiziq team member
Sorry Katie, I marked the wrong question . Can you give me the full context ?
KatieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
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 team member

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!

KatieC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
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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