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AngelaC1Kwiziq community member

Settled on

I wonder how one is supposed to arrive at jeté mon dévolu for settled on.

 I chose choisir which seems to me to capture the sense but wasn’t credited.7

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Angela, 

As Chris rightly says 'choisir' would have been fine and we can't include every single possibility.

The two given are -

jeter son dévolu = to set one's sights /one's heart on something

se décider pour quelque chose = to decide on something

The first one, although I must admit it wouldn't have been my first choice is a beautiful expression and it is always good to learn new expressions in language learning, although it will make you feel 'out of your comfort zone'.

Here is a link I found on that particular expression which might interest you-

http://www.linternaute.fr/expression/langue-francaise/334/jeter-son-devolu-sur/

Bonne Continuation!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Angela,

there is no "credited" in these self-assessed exercises. They are a learning opportunity, not so much a test. Just because choisir wasn't given as an option doesn't mean it is wrong. You learned a new -- and more idiomatically French -- way to express "to choose". Even in English there are many ways to say this: to set my sight on, to set my heart on, etc. Take it as an opportunity to expand your vocabulary.

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I wonder how one is supposed to arrive at jeté mon dévolu for settled on.

 I chose choisir which seems to me to capture the sense but wasn’t credited.7

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