Test result contradicts lesson

AnnaC1Kwiziq community member

Test result contradicts lesson

Test question:

How would you say «This computer works the best»? Cet ordinateur marche ________.

The answer is given as mieux.


But the lesson says:

Use meilleure when qualifying something as good/better/the best at what it does, i.e. efficient/practical, or good/better/the best in taste (food):

Quel est le meilleur aspirateur?Which is the best vacuum cleaner?


Why is it right for a vacuum, but wrong for a computer?

Asked 10 months ago
JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

Hi Anna,

This issue has also confused me in the past.

I think the point is that we are looking for a modifier for the verb 'marcher' so we need an adverb to express how well this computer works hence "mieux".

The other point you raise  --  what is requiring modification  - a verb or a noun?

In the case of the vacuum cleaner it is the noun, but a verb in the first point.

Hope this helps.

Jim

GrahamB1Kwiziq community member

I think the difference is in the use of bon or bien - itself defined by whether we are qualifying a noun or a verb, as Jim says. Cet aspirateur est bon, l'autre est meilleur, et il y en a un qui est le meilleur. Il y a un ordinateur qui marche bien, et un autre qui marche mieux.

Test result contradicts lesson

Test question:

How would you say «This computer works the best»? Cet ordinateur marche ________.

The answer is given as mieux.


But the lesson says:

Use meilleure when qualifying something as good/better/the best at what it does, i.e. efficient/practical, or good/better/the best in taste (food):

Quel est le meilleur aspirateur?Which is the best vacuum cleaner?


Why is it right for a vacuum, but wrong for a computer?

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