The multiple choice question in the quiz is: “Marc regarde le film. Il est très bon” means....

GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The multiple choice question in the quiz is: “Marc regarde le film. Il est très bon” means....

I answered - Marc is watching the film. It is very good. I was marked NEARLY correct because I didn’t include the answer: Marc is watching the film. HE is very good. That doesn’t feel like a correct answer to me.
Asked 1 year ago
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Well, in french you can't tell what the pronoun "il" refers to: it could either be the film or marc. So both translations are -- barring any contextual information on top -- indistinguishable in French. -- Chris (not a native speaker).
GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Yes I do understand that it is grammatically correct but it just felt so wrong to mark it that way. ;-)
ChrisC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor
Yes, I know what you are saying. Just think of a situation where a kid is to watch a boring educational film and he does so voluntarily. He is such a good boy! ;) -- Chris.
GC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
Of course, I never thought of it that way! Merci,
DavidA1Kwiziq community member
Thanks for the good answer Chris! I had the same issue as G on this question.
RantA2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor
I agree that this answer could be also correct, but the most logical one, if one has to pick one, is that the movie is good. If the answer can be either one, then this question should be changed to ask for all the correct answers instead of one correct answer.

The multiple choice question in the quiz is: “Marc regarde le film. Il est très bon” means....

I answered - Marc is watching the film. It is very good. I was marked NEARLY correct because I didn’t include the answer: Marc is watching the film. HE is very good. That doesn’t feel like a correct answer to me.

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