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Possible errors in the exercise & grammar question

AveryB2Kwiziq community member

Possible errors in the exercise & grammar question

Hi there!

Just a few things I noticed about this exercise that may be errors:

1) For a few sentences there were links below to lessons on le futur antérier, however this tense was not actually used in these sentences (but le conditionnel passé was).

2) One sentence to be translated had "...Œil de Lynx (Eagle Eye)..." but then did not translate "Eagle Eye".

3) In the sentence with "...la cape noire à doublure rouge..." a lesson was provided below for compound nouns formed with prepositions. However, that lesson does not explain this grammar issue, and it seems to me that this is not technically a compound noun...perhaps a different grammar rule would explain this? (For example "a frying pan" would be a compound noun but "a black pan with a red handle" would not be, I believe).

Finally, a grammar question: What is the difference between the usage of seul and seulement? (I'm wondering why saying "Seulment le journalist" in the third to last sentence is incorrect).

Merci!

Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Avery, 

1. Thank you for letting us know, this has now been fixed.

2. Œil de Lynx is like a proper name here, so wouldn't normally be translated, but having checked ( Eagle Eye) is given in brackets.

3.

'La cape noire à doublure rouge' doesn't constitute a compound noun, it just describes the black cape which has a red lining.

It could have been -

La cape verte à pois rouges the green cape with red spots

La cape rouge à rayures blanches = the red cape with white stripes 

La cape noire à volants en dentelle the black cape with lace frills

etc.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

I haven't read the text that you are querying but with respect to the difference between "seul" and "seulement"     ---  Seul is an adjective whereas seulement is an adverb. 

 

AveryB2Kwiziq community member

Thanks for clarifying that last point Jim!

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Seul is frequently used as an adverb, too.

RobertC1Kwiziq community member

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Possible errors in the exercise & grammar question

Hi there!

Just a few things I noticed about this exercise that may be errors:

1) For a few sentences there were links below to lessons on le futur antérier, however this tense was not actually used in these sentences (but le conditionnel passé was).

2) One sentence to be translated had "...Œil de Lynx (Eagle Eye)..." but then did not translate "Eagle Eye".

3) In the sentence with "...la cape noire à doublure rouge..." a lesson was provided below for compound nouns formed with prepositions. However, that lesson does not explain this grammar issue, and it seems to me that this is not technically a compound noun...perhaps a different grammar rule would explain this? (For example "a frying pan" would be a compound noun but "a black pan with a red handle" would not be, I believe).

Finally, a grammar question: What is the difference between the usage of seul and seulement? (I'm wondering why saying "Seulment le journalist" in the third to last sentence is incorrect).

Merci!

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