Missing apostrophe

RonC1Kwiziq community member

Missing apostrophe

It seems a bit harsh to be marked wrong for merely omitting an apostrophe. I wrote quelle fasse and not qu'elle fasse which I thought was almost correct.

Asked 8 months ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Yes, it certainly seems so. But the underlying computer algorithm doesn't know that you only omitted an apostrophe. It sees an entirely different word: quelle. It's beyond its scope to do a grammatical analysis and deduce that you may have just missed the apostrophe.

Kathleen B2Kwiziq community member

But, I want to learn the French grammar, so I'm happy if I get marked wrong if my response is incorrect. 

Kathleen B2Kwiziq community member

But, I want to learn the French grammar, so I'm happy if I get marked wrong if my response is incorrect. 

ChristopherC1Kwiziq community member

Hi Ron, I can share your frustration but Chris is right in saying that 'quelle' is an entirely different word from 'qu'elle'. There is a great distinction between the two.

ChristopherC1Kwiziq community member

Hi Ron, I can share your frustration but Chris is right in saying that 'quelle' is an entirely different word from 'qu'elle'. There is a great distinction between the two.

Missing apostrophe

It seems a bit harsh to be marked wrong for merely omitting an apostrophe. I wrote quelle fasse and not qu'elle fasse which I thought was almost correct.

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