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Wrong answer on quiz persists

Andy _.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Wrong answer on quiz persists

"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.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/tests/results/15218594/system

Asked 1 year ago
Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

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 ‘. 

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

The link to the test doesn't work. You need to post the sentence manually.

Andy _.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

The sentence is "It is green."

Andy _.A2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Maarten--That makes sense enough, even if it's still a poorly designed question IMO. Thanks.

Maarten K.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

A hint to ‘general’ would remove confusion, for sure !

Chris W.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

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.

Wrong answer on quiz persists

"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.

https://progress.lawlessfrench.com/my-languages/french/tests/results/15218594/system

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