There are so many variances in relation to this verb, I suggest tests be made that cover JUST the nuances herein.

Theresa-MarieB2Kwiziq community member

There are so many variances in relation to this verb, I suggest tests be made that cover JUST the nuances herein.

Asked 1 year ago
ScottC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

I am struggling with this lesson a bit. I think one problem is that it's too "fat". My feeling is that it covers about twice the material of most other lessons. Due to the complexity, I would suggest breaking it up into three pieces:  "attendre", "s'attendre", and "attendre vs s'attendre". It would be easier to digest - for me at least.

regards, Scott

Theresa-MarieB2Kwiziq community member
Agreed!
CharlesC1Kwiziq community member

Perhaps this lesson would be easier if it was laid out in the following order (ordered by change in meaning):

Attendre [qqn]/[qch] - to wait for (get rid of the « expecting » in the translation and just mention in brackets at the end of this part that it is used in relation to pregnancy)

Attendre que + subjonctif - to wait for

Attendre [qch] de [qqn] - expect

S’attendre à [qch] - expect (negative)

S’attendre à ce que + subjonctif - expect (dread)

There are so many variances in relation to this verb, I suggest tests be made that cover JUST the nuances herein.

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