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HopeB2Kwiziq community member

Questions on Nuances

Hi! Could anyone elaborate on why "à part" is incorrect au lieu que "séparément" as well as "poursuivre" for "continuer"? Thanks in advance!

Asked 5 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Hope,

1. Mais mes parents jouent séparémentbut my parents play separately

à part can mean somewhere else ( i.e. in another room perhaps), here it means the parents don't play together 

2. Si ça continue = If this carries on

you cannot use 'poursuivre' here as it means to follow/to chase,  as in to pursue something.

Hope this helps!

 

ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

séparément -- separately.
à part -- apart
poursuivre -- pursue

I find that these three words have a very clear English translation.

Questions on Nuances

Hi! Could anyone elaborate on why "à part" is incorrect au lieu que "séparément" as well as "poursuivre" for "continuer"? Thanks in advance!

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