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Probably missing something but question, “ Cette année, Michaël ________ perdre du poids.”, I put doit instead of “a besoin de” and says that I am wrong..I have looked at the lesson and cannot see why?
Confused again.. your examples all use the form “il est dix heures vingt-cinq”.. in response to “quelle heure est-il”, would c’est dix heures vingt-cinq be equally acceptable?
A bit confused.. just taken a test and this question..
Write "I am in front of the school." : "Je suis ________ l'école."
I used “en face de” which is marked as incorrect. Devant certainly works but why is en face de wrong? Linguee is happy with it!
Are both of these sentences correct?
il est parti il y a trois semaines (he left 3 weeks ago)
il est parti pendant trois semaines (he has been gone for 3 weeks)
In the lesson it states:
"When last time is followed by a clause (last time I saw you), you can only use la dernière fois, and never la fois dernière."
but there is a question that asks "_______, Henri est venu me voir." ("Last time, Henri came to see me") One would assume the answer would be "La dernière fois," but that was not listed as an option for multiple choice.
Instead, it says that the answer is "La fois dernière" (the other multiple choice answers are: Dernière fois/ Fois dernière/ Une dernière fois). Is this because there is a comma, so "Henri came to see me" does not count as a clause following "Last time,"?
I understood from the lesson that one could say,
Qu'est-ce que c'est la Sorbonne? or Qu'est-ce que la Sorbonne? but the answer of the quiz gives the first answer as wrong and the second correct? Have I missed something or are they both correct?
OK... like the others, I originally was confused over why the last sentence was written "C'est un ange!" instead of "Elle est un ange!" I now understand and accept that "C'est" is correct. However, I want to ask a follow up question about the explanation offered. The reason given was" With sentences that have "she is a+noun" we use C'est." That sentence suggests to me that the key to using "c'est" is a following noun. However, re-reading the grammar guide, my understanding instead is that it's the use of an article or determinant such as un, une, le, la, les, des, etc., plus a noun or pronoun that drives it. I suppose it could be countered that such articles always would be followed by nouns or pronouns. After all, were one to use a sentence such as "C'est la jolie," as I understand it, "la jolie" in that example would not just cause the sentence to translate as "It's the pretty." Instead, in that case, "la jolie" would behave as if a subject, causing the sentence to translate to mean, "It's the pretty one." If I am correct, then my issue may be a moot point.
I had these two sentences in a work book and one of them doesn't use le in front of the day of the week, why is that?
Vas- tu au cinema dimanche?
Are you going to the movies on Sunday?
il va à la bibliothéque le samedi
He goes to the library on Saturday.