avant que sans "que"

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avant que sans "que"

This isn't the first time in a dictation where a word appears in the text, but isn't in the spoken section. In this specific case, "que" is absent in the spoken portion of the phrase "on s'est vus jeudi avant que vous ne partiez." It (que) is used 8 times in this exercise, and clearly articulated 7 times, (minus the portion mentioned). Is this an error? Or a natural omission for advanced french speaker? Perhaps something to add in another lesson?

Asked 1 week ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Drew,

I have listened to the recording and the ‘que’ is there although it is a bit swallowed up in a French native way -

‘...avant qu’vous’ ne partiez...’

Very French I am afraid!

avant que sans "que"

This isn't the first time in a dictation where a word appears in the text, but isn't in the spoken section. In this specific case, "que" is absent in the spoken portion of the phrase "on s'est vus jeudi avant que vous ne partiez." It (que) is used 8 times in this exercise, and clearly articulated 7 times, (minus the portion mentioned). Is this an error? Or a natural omission for advanced french speaker? Perhaps something to add in another lesson?

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