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Why use mauvais and not mal in this kwizik quizz sentence, please?

Cheryl

Kwiziq community member

4 August 2016

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Why use mauvais and not mal in this kwizik quizz sentence, please?

cette sorcière sent très mauvais -Cheryl

Laura

Kwiziq language super star

5 August 2016

5/08/16

Bonjour Cheryl,

Mal is an adverb and mauvais is an adjective. If you said "elle sent mal" that would mean that her ability to smell was bad. Since what this sentence actually means is that the witch has a bad smell, you need the adjective mauvais.

Cheryl

Kwiziq community member

5 August 2016

5/08/16

Merci Laura

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