Is this lesson incomplete?

GilbertsB2Kwiziq community member

Is this lesson incomplete?

I've been struggling with this lesson for a while now and keep getting the answers wrong in tests.  I think I have it now but the additional research I've had to do suggests there are issues with this lesson. 

(1) The heading is a bit misleading, causing me to think for a long time that "if" made the phrase conditional,  whereas of course it's "would" that does that.  This caused me to think the phrase order was "Si [le conditionnel] (then) [L'imparfait]", whereas it's the opposite for most of the examples. The true order, I realise know, is "Si [l'imparfait] (then) [le conditionnel]", or "[le conditionnel], si [l'imparfait]".

(2) More importantly, the lesson does not mention that the tense of the "if" phrase can vary depending on the likelihood of the "result" phrase. This lesson is focused only on the unlikely outcome and does not discuss or even mention the likely or impossible outcomes as far as I can see.  Is there a reason for this? 

Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Gilberts,

Thank you for your feedback. We agree and we understand the confusion that the title might have casued. It has now been changed. 

Also, I wanted to let you know that a big optimization project is underway to update our lesson titles and other content. 

Merci et bonne journée !

GilbertsB2Kwiziq community member

By the way, the material I'm referring to is linked to the question of translating "If we had a dog, I would walk him every day."

GilbertsB2Kwiziq community member

FYI I noticed you said in answer to someone else three years ago that this lesson was still under construction. Is that still the case?

Is this lesson incomplete?

I've been struggling with this lesson for a while now and keep getting the answers wrong in tests.  I think I have it now but the additional research I've had to do suggests there are issues with this lesson. 

(1) The heading is a bit misleading, causing me to think for a long time that "if" made the phrase conditional,  whereas of course it's "would" that does that.  This caused me to think the phrase order was "Si [le conditionnel] (then) [L'imparfait]", whereas it's the opposite for most of the examples. The true order, I realise know, is "Si [l'imparfait] (then) [le conditionnel]", or "[le conditionnel], si [l'imparfait]".

(2) More importantly, the lesson does not mention that the tense of the "if" phrase can vary depending on the likelihood of the "result" phrase. This lesson is focused only on the unlikely outcome and does not discuss or even mention the likely or impossible outcomes as far as I can see.  Is there a reason for this? 

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