“inspira” possible typo?

BrianB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

“inspira” possible typo?

Could you explain the word “inspira” in “du naufrage qui inspira ce tableau”, which you translate as “of the shipwreck which inspired this painting“. 


Should this instead be the adjective “inspiré” in the passive voice, as this is the past participle of “inspirer”?

Asked 1 month ago
AlanC1 Kwiziq Q&A super contributor Correct answer

No, it's correct - it's the passé simple which is a past tense used mainly in literature. 

If you click on the text in the exercise, you'll see a list of related grammar lessons as well as the translation. In this case there's a link to this:

 Conjugate all -er verbs in Le Passé simple (including aller)

From that lesson you can get a link that describes the passé simple in general.

Conjugate all -er verbs in Le Passé simple (including aller)

(These are actually different links, but for some reason Kwiziq is showing the same text for both of them here. It looks correct when I edit this post.)

BrianB2Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Ahhhh, I see! Perfect, thanks Alan. 

“inspira” possible typo?

Could you explain the word “inspira” in “du naufrage qui inspira ce tableau”, which you translate as “of the shipwreck which inspired this painting“. 


Should this instead be the adjective “inspiré” in the passive voice, as this is the past participle of “inspirer”?

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