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Smells/is smelling ?

PekkaA1Kwiziq community member

Smells/is smelling ?

Hi. When practising the use of 'que', one of your examples runs 'Les fleurs que Paul sent.' and the translation is The flowers that/which Paul smells. As the present tense in English denotes habitual or regular doings, the present tense here implies that Paul smells them every day or often, which sounds a bit odd. I think the progressive form' is smelling' would give the correct meaning of ' Paul sent'.

Cheers, 

Pekka Järvilehto 

Hki. 


Asked 4 months ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Pekka, 

Thanks for pointing this out, it has now been corrected.

Smells/is smelling ?

Hi. When practising the use of 'que', one of your examples runs 'Les fleurs que Paul sent.' and the translation is The flowers that/which Paul smells. As the present tense in English denotes habitual or regular doings, the present tense here implies that Paul smells them every day or often, which sounds a bit odd. I think the progressive form' is smelling' would give the correct meaning of ' Paul sent'.

Cheers, 

Pekka Järvilehto 

Hki. 


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