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Gender of regions, counties etc.

A. Bryce L.C1Kwiziq community member

Gender of regions, counties etc.

Ils habitent dans le Yorkshire.They live in Yorkshire.Does this mean all British counties are masculine? And the many regions ending in "-side" eg. Le Merseyside?I am giving up on this topic, for the tenth time (using several websites). I have been doing an hour a day for 3 years, and am no closer to getting a decent score in your test.I am not remotely interested in Swiss cantons, -whatever they are, or American states,- some of which I've heard of, so I have to avoid this topic in all the apps that I use. I'm not suggesting this is your fault, - it's just too hard for me.Still love the website though!!!
Asked 2 years ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour A. Bryce,

I am sorry you are finding things frustrating with this particular lesson. I can only reiterate what Jim said: Don't give up! Move on to another subject and come back to it at a later time. Sometimes, a nice long break is a good thing! 

Thank you for your kind words about our website and I hope you find other topics easier than this one. Remember: "Rome ne s'est pas fait en un jour !" (Rome wasn't build in a day!) ;-)

Bonne journée !

 

Jim J.C1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor

Hi Bryce,

Don't give up!    ---  Move on to a subject where you are able to make progress and receive pleasure from doing so.

This grammar of Regions, counties, etc. gender is a minefield in my experience -- it is very frustrating, I agree.

There is not a simple rule that can be followed, because just as you think that you have found a full-proof methodology, exceptions crop up.

Bonne continuation.

Jim

Gender of regions, counties etc.

Ils habitent dans le Yorkshire.They live in Yorkshire.Does this mean all British counties are masculine? And the many regions ending in "-side" eg. Le Merseyside?I am giving up on this topic, for the tenth time (using several websites). I have been doing an hour a day for 3 years, and am no closer to getting a decent score in your test.I am not remotely interested in Swiss cantons, -whatever they are, or American states,- some of which I've heard of, so I have to avoid this topic in all the apps that I use. I'm not suggesting this is your fault, - it's just too hard for me.Still love the website though!!!

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