Is it essential to change the "des pâtes" to "les pâtes" for the passive? That's what I got marked wrong for.

Katie

Kwiziq community member

30 October 2018

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Is it essential to change the "des pâtes" to "les pâtes" for the passive? That's what I got marked wrong for.

This relates to:
Forming La Voix Passive with compound tenses (passive voice) -

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

31 October 2018

31/10/18

auto-corrected ...

Katie

Kwiziq community member

31 October 2018

31/10/18

OK, but you don't comment on the "les" and "des". Perhaps that's trivial?

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

2 November 2018

2/11/18

Sorry Katie, I marked the wrong question . Can you give me the full context ?

Katie

Kwiziq community member

2 November 2018

2/11/18

I don't know how to retrieve it. But it was something like, "Il a fait des pâtes" to turn into the passive and I'd written something like "des pâtes ont été faites", but the correct answer was "les pâtes,,,"

Cécile

Kwiziq language super star

4 November 2018

4/11/18

Hi Katie,

You can say both 'les' or 'des' in this context .

'Des' is more exact but sounds strange in the passive so that is probably why 'les' is marked correct.

Hope this helps!

Katie

Kwiziq community member

5 November 2018

5/11/18

Thank you! Yes, I did think "des" sounded odd in the passive...

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