Why is araignée plural while all the other nouns are singular. Spider legs. Why spiders' legs?
Dictation exercise B2
"Araignées" is plural because we consider that the legs come from several spiders.
-> there are several webs made by different spiders
I hope this is helpful.
Bonne journée !
Bonjour à tous,
Thank you Maarten for pointing this out! You are correct that both can be accepted:
pattes d'araignées -> coming from several spiders
pattes d'araignée -> characteristic to a spider
Both options are now accepted in the exercise.
Céline - I think Richard’s point might be that as it is ‘ …. six pattes d’araignée’ there is no need for there to be more than one spider, so perhaps both answers should be accepted here ?
There would even be a couple of legs left over for another small batch of brew, or reinforcing this one, without sacrificing a second spider !
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