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Demurer instead of rester?

TracyC1Kwiziq community member

Demurer instead of rester?

Instead of saying, 'nous avons reste des predateurs', why couldn't we write, 'nous avons demure des predauteurs'?

I understand that the lesson is focusing on one skill but it would seem that if the student got the concept correct but used a different word that was correct, it should be accepted.  (unless of course demurer should not have been used in this lesson instead of rester).

Thank you!  I love Kwiziq (and I had sent an email previously about how some of the feedback from the lessons could be enhanced).

Asked 6 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Tracy, 

I couldn’t find this example in the lesson you pinned your query to but it would be -

 

Nous sommes restés des prédateurs

or

Nous sommes demeurés des prédateurs 

Please take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson on the strange verb which is ‘demeurer’ which has different meanings and uses a different auxiliary verb accordingly :

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/revision/grammar/demeurer-can-be-used-with-avoir-or-etre-in-le-passe-compose-and-changes-meaning

Hope this helps!

Demurer instead of rester?

Instead of saying, 'nous avons reste des predateurs', why couldn't we write, 'nous avons demure des predauteurs'?

I understand that the lesson is focusing on one skill but it would seem that if the student got the concept correct but used a different word that was correct, it should be accepted.  (unless of course demurer should not have been used in this lesson instead of rester).

Thank you!  I love Kwiziq (and I had sent an email previously about how some of the feedback from the lessons could be enhanced).

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