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Why il n'ai pas gentil, not il n'est pas?

Virginia B2Kwiziq community member

Why il n'ai pas gentil, not il n'est pas?

Il est gentil. He is nice.
For But he is not nice enough, I chose il n'est pas assez gentil. The correct answer was marked  il n'ai pas assez gentil.
I do not understand.

Asked 7 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Virginia, 

I have checked the Kwiz question and the only answers accepted are with the verb être and not avoir, so not sure what the problem is.

Il n'est  pas assez gentil

is correct, so if you think there's an error in the system please use your 'Report It' button on your correction board.

Bonne Continuation!

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Virginia,

I'm inclined to agree with you. I would expect that because you are commenting about someone's "state" (of being nice or not nice) then être usage would be appropriate.

Suggest you should file a possible error report.

Jim

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Il n'est pas assez gentil. -- He is not nice enough.

I have no idea where the il n'ai pas... comes from. 

Why il n'ai pas gentil, not il n'est pas?

Il est gentil. He is nice.
For But he is not nice enough, I chose il n'est pas assez gentil. The correct answer was marked  il n'ai pas assez gentil.
I do not understand.

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