example phrases could use more explanation

Robin

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31 December 2018

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example phrases could use more explanation

This lesson is a bit confusing to me.  The grammar rule is stated very clearly but then the examples are confusing.  Just a suggestion but I think to make this lesson less confusing perhaps there could be more explanation of the examples.  Also reading the English translation makes it seem like the what is the subject but then the french translation seems like the what is the complement of the verb.  Then, the example that confused me the most in this lesson was one of the quiz questions.

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French lesson "Qu'est-ce qui + [verb] = What [does]..."

Robin

Kwiziq community member

31 December 2018

31/12/18

This phrase is the one that I am confused by: 

Qu'est-ce qui te manque le plus ?

Que of qu'est-ce qui means I'm talking about a thing.  Qui means the what is the subject of the verb... the confusing part to me is that the subject of the verb seems to be "you" of you miss the most.  That missing is the verb and whatever is missed would be the object of the verb?  In that sense I don't understand yet why qui is used.  thank you.

Robin

Kwiziq community member

31 December 2018

31/12/18

so I think it would be very helpful if the reversed structures using verbs manquer or plaire part of this lesson, were explained in more detail.

This is covered at the end of the lesson with just this comment but no real explanation or breakdown:  You will find this structure with a lot of "reversed" expressions, such plaire, manquer, etc.. - so we see it but it's not explained.  Just my feedback as a user...  thank you.

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