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8 October 2018
Jacque a descendu le géant.
The test at the end of the lesson marked the choice: Jack took the giant down (killed him) as wrong. It accepted only the choice: Jack took the giant downstairs as correct. Why? The lesson suggests that the first choice to be one of the correct meanings. What am I missing?
This question relates to:French lesson "Descendre can be used with avoir or être in Le Passé Composé... and changes meaning"
9 October 2018
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Bonjour Sunya !
I had a look at your Correction Board, and it says that both "Jack took the giant down (killed him)" and "Jack took the giant downstairs" are correct, but shows that you only selected one answer (Jack took the giant downstairs), hence the nearly correct mark.
I hope that's helpful!Bonne journée !
10 October 2018
Thank you. I really must focus on distinguishing between intransitive and transitive forms... the action is happening to whom or what? Subject or direct object? être or avoir choice then becomes easier...
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