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Prefessur/Professure

ElyA0Kwiziq community member

Prefessur/Professure

the question about the Professor: I put Leon as it's Prefessur and not Professure (F)? But it was wrong. Is that because of neologism? so, Professure is not used?

 

Asked 1 year ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Ely,

This specific test question doesn't include an article before "professeur", therefore it can be referring to either a male teacher or a female teacher. 

Je suis professeur = I am a teacher -> we do not know either gender

Je suis professeure = I am a teacher -> -e marks the feminine gender

Le professeur de français = the French teacher -> male teacher

La professeur / professeure de français = the French teacher -> female teacher

Take a look here: The answer for professeur

I hope this is helpful.

Bonne journée !

MaartenC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Did you just have to decide if the teacher was male or female and choose a name from a list ? If this was the case ‘le or la professeur’ (traditional use) should have been indicated. The neologism just adds an ‘e’ to the feminine form.

If you had to write more and the spelling in your answer was as in your question, having 2 spelling errors in the one answer likely to be more than the bot can accept ! 

‘Machine marking’ is usually pretty rigid although the bot does ‘know’ some common and insignificant errors that it will accept as ‘nearly correct’. 

It helps if the question is included - easier to be specific in response.

(If planning to use the neologism, which you may see used in everyday French, ‘la professeure’). 

Prefessur/Professure

the question about the Professor: I put Leon as it's Prefessur and not Professure (F)? But it was wrong. Is that because of neologism? so, Professure is not used?

 

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