My second question on the test referred to Devonshire, which I assumed to be feminine.

MaryA1Kwiziq community member

My second question on the test referred to Devonshire, which I assumed to be feminine.

After taking the test, I found an explanation that all English countries ending in shire are masculine, but I don't believe it was mentioned in the material of the lesson before the test. If I'm correct that is was not explained beforehand, it doesn't seem like a good question.
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RyanA1Kwiziq community member

It's mentioned in one of the articles about the gender of countries, but not in all of them. It is a little silly if they happen to give you the articles out of order and you just happen to miss that one...

MaryA1Kwiziq community member

Thanks! I was frustrated by the Devonshire question because I took the lesson in the order it was suggested to me and didn't read the lesson that explained about English counties.

Kitty Kelly A2Kwiziq community member

Same thing happened to me.  I have never seen the thing about -shire--

Mary asked:View original

My second question on the test referred to Devonshire, which I assumed to be feminine.

After taking the test, I found an explanation that all English countries ending in shire are masculine, but I don't believe it was mentioned in the material of the lesson before the test. If I'm correct that is was not explained beforehand, it doesn't seem like a good question.

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