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Kwiziq community member
31 October 2018
Why can «On ne peut pas stationner ici» mean ‘You cannot park here’ but not ‘We cannot park here’? The verb tense doesn’t match either.
This question relates to:French lesson "On = we, one, people"
Kwiziq language super star
1 November 2018
'On ne peut pas stationner ici' is 'You cannot park here'...
The you here applies to everyone, in other words, it is forbidden to park here.
It is a bit like:
On ne sait jamais ce que nous réserve l'avenir = You never know what the future holds
Which is a saying for a truth that applies to everyone.
Not sure what you mean about the verb tense not matching...
All 3 are correct - I just tried the question myself and it accepted all 3.
With these multiple selection questions, I sometimes find that one of the answers I was sure I had selected is missing. Then it can be confusing when you compare the correct answer with what you supposedly entered. Maybe that's happened to you.
I have a feeling there may be a bug somewhere - perhaps if you click on the answers too quickly.
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