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Possible errors in the exercise & grammar question

Avery E.B2Kwiziq 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) One sentence to be translated had "...Œil de Lynx (Eagle Eye)..." but then did not translate "Eagle Eye".

2) 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 3 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Avery, 

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

2. '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.

Jim J.C1 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. 

 

Avery E.B2Kwiziq community member

Thanks for clarifying that last point Jim!

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Seul is frequently used as an adverb, too.

R. A.C1Kwiziq 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) One sentence to be translated had "...Œil de Lynx (Eagle Eye)..." but then did not translate "Eagle Eye".

2) 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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