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As a native English speaker, interrogations makes no sense in this context. The suggested vocabulary noted "existential questions" but it never appeared. Instead, we got interrogations. Seems like an oversight.
Why in the above translation has the word 'gotten' been used? Although acceptable in USA + Canada, it is regarded as bad grammar in the UK? I had got....... ought to be the translation.
I just took a quiz with this question:
Si vous _____________________, signons ce contrat !
(If you agree, let's sign this contract!)
I selected: "êtes d'accord" and the Kwizbot said that I was partly right and that "étes d'accord" was also correct. I'm new to this course, but have never seen this alternate accent for êtes and didn't see it mentioned anywhere in the learning page for the lesson. Is this really a common and acceptable way to write the word?
J'ai vu recemment la chanson avec video 'Sacre Charlemagne' sur YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH-a22xge-c (1964). Ca me semblait une chanson charmante mais aussi un peu bizarre!
(Desole, mon ordinateur ne fait pas les accents)
For the verb "finir", what is the difference between saying "j'ai fini" and "je fini"? Would the latter be used when you are referring to something specific later in the sentence?
I translated "to be honest" as "à vrai dire" instead of "pour être honnête" but it wasn't accepted. Is there a difference between the two?
Also, my dictionary suggested repérer for "to spot," i.e., "je l'ai repéré par la baie..." Does this not work?
I used "la" rather than "y," but that was considered wrong. How do I know when to use which?
Hi, what is the point of inverting verbs? Does it change the mood of the question? All I got from this lesson was "it sounds better".
Why is the future perfect used in this sentence: "Mais personne mieux que Claude Nougaro n'aura incarné..."?
Would present tense not work here?