Pounds and Pence

AngelA1Kwiziq community member

Pounds and Pence

I got "nearly" as an answer on a quiz for an example that was never given. 5,900.45 (pounds) is never shown as 5.900,45 in French, only 5 900, 45 in French. Please explain.

Asked 10 months ago
CélineKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Bonjour Angel et Robert,

You are correct there weren't any examples in the lesson that included the full stop. We've now added a few examples in the lesson so as to avoid any ambiguity. The period/full stop is not as common but it's still used so we won't change this question for the time being. ;-)

Merci et bonne journée !

CécileKwiziq team member

Hi Angel,

I have no access to your answers so it is best to contact the helpdesk or use the 'Report it' button on your correction board.

Hope this helps!

RobertC1Kwiziq community member

Yes, I had the same experience.  There is a one-sentence paragraph late in the lesson that says that *rarely* a period is used rather than a space.  There is not a single example of this in the entire lesson.  I think this question needs to be reconsidered.  It has the effect of emphasizing the exception, teaching the student that one can equally well write either a space or a period (full stop for Brits), when in fact one hardly ever sees anything but a space and you’ll get funny looks if you use the period.  The student will only realize that the period isn’t just as good as the space if they read every word of the lesson.  I think this is a bad result, and the question should be reworked.

Pounds and Pence

I got "nearly" as an answer on a quiz for an example that was never given. 5,900.45 (pounds) is never shown as 5.900,45 in French, only 5 900, 45 in French. Please explain.

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