Lui confusion

Marilyn

Kwiziq community member

11 February 2019

3 replies

Lui confusion

Hi, Ive just done the question 'What does Je lui parle mean? to which I answered I am speaking to him, and I am speaking to her (I ticked both boxes.) My answer was marked  nearly right but my understanding is that lui can refer to both him or her. Can you explain why it was marked this way please.

This question relates to:
French lesson "Replacing people with lui, leur = him, her, them (indirect object pronouns)"

Alan

Kwiziq community member

11 February 2019

11/02/19

You're right, it can mean either. 

I imagine that somehow the system thinks you only ticked one box, and so you're only "nearly right". If you check the answers again, I think you'll find that you've supposedly only chosen one option.

Sometimes this seems to happen - even when I'm sure I've ticked both boxes, one doesn't register. Some kind of bug? 

Gruff

Kwiziq language super star

11 February 2019

11/02/19

HI Marilyn - sorry to hear this happened. 

In this case, only "I am speaking to her" was recorded as your given answer.

We have had a few reports of people saying they ticked more than one answer but only one registered.

We haven't yet been able to get to the bottom of this and we haven't been able to reproduce it unfortunately so whatever is causing it isn't obvious enough to fix yet. Please do keep an eye out for this in case it happens again and let us know.

Thanks.

Marilyn

Kwiziq community member

11 February 2019

11/02/19

Thank you, I thought it was odd, but that explains it. 

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