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At the beginning of this lesson you said "ATTENTION: it never means to pass (succeed) an exam." But in the kwizzes youre marking it as correct in "Il a passé son examen". I took a screen shot (http://i.imgur.com/gDxj3dx.png). By any chance do you mean He passed his exam (e.g. to the teacher, to the person infront of him)? Its kind of confusing when youre using the same word in different contexts.
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AurélieKwiziq language super starCorrect answer
Bonjour Héctor !

As Ron noticed, "passer" can mean "to *take* an exam", which means to sit an exam, to do it, without any mention of the result.
However, "to pass" in English contains the notion of succeeding, of getting the exam, which in French would be expressing otherwise, with verbs like "avoir / obtenir / réussir".

See our related lessons:
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/to-pass-an-exam-versus-passer-un-examen
https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/how-to-say-to-pass-an-exam-with-avoir-un-exam

I hope that's helpful!
À bientôt !
RonC1
Bonjour Héctor, Dans la phrase «Il a passé son examen"» il a passé traduit «He took his test». Il n'y a pas une reference n'il a le succès n'il l'a raté. J'espère que cela vous aidera. Ron

I have a question

At the beginning of this lesson you said "ATTENTION: it never means to pass (succeed) an exam." But in the kwizzes youre marking it as correct in "Il a passé son examen". I took a screen shot (http://i.imgur.com/gDxj3dx.png). By any chance do you mean He passed his exam (e.g. to the teacher, to the person infront of him)? Its kind of confusing when youre using the same word in different contexts.

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