What is wrong here?

MarkC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

What is wrong here?

Hang on, the example says les chats voient dans la nuit so why is Les chats gris voient dans la nuit wrong and the wanted answer Les chats gris voient la nuit?

Asked 2 years ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi mark,

Actually , two different expressions are used for the cats examples -

 

Voir dans le noir To see in the dark

Voir la nuit To see at night

So if you look at the examples again; you will see what I mean.

JimC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Mark,

I imagine the answer is that "Cats see at night" is a kind of generic fact. There is no need for a preposition (dans).

Of course, it is not exclusive to grey cats.

Hope this helps?

Jim

JohnC1Kwiziq community member

I would think that "Les chats voient bien la nuit" expresses cats, grey or otherwise, ability to see well at night?

JohnC1Kwiziq community member

I would think that "Les chats voient bien la nuit" expresses cats, grey or otherwise, ability to see well at night?

What is wrong here?

Hang on, the example says les chats voient dans la nuit so why is Les chats gris voient dans la nuit wrong and the wanted answer Les chats gris voient la nuit?

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