"It is green" still gets "il est vert" marked wrong, despite the fact that it appears to refer to a specific item (as opposed to using "c'est vert," the preferred answer, which would indicate something more general--despite no indication of such in the sentence). Tired of having my score set back (I had to use up most of my free quizzes for the month to make up for this). Please fix. Would also be nice to have the "report it" button on the page that people seem to say exists but which I have never seen.
I think the point here is that you can not choose in French to use either ‘ il est vert ‘ or ‘ elle est verte ‘ in this translation from English, without knowing specifically what ‘il’ or ‘elle’ are referring to.
In the absence of that context, this has to be ‘ c’est vert ‘.
The link to the test doesn't work. You need to post the sentence manually.
The sentence is "It is green."
Maarten--That makes sense enough, even if it's still a poorly designed question IMO. Thanks.
A hint to ‘general’ would remove confusion, for sure !
Agreed. the sentence "It is green" completely devoid of context isn't a good way to determine whether it should be il/elle est or c'est. To answer this question you definitely need context.
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