The multiple choice question in the quiz is: “Marc regarde le film. Il est très bon” means....

G

Kwiziq community member

28 January 2018

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The multiple choice question in the quiz is: “Marc regarde le film. Il est très bon” means....

I answered - Marc is watching the film. It is very good. I was marked NEARLY correct because I didn’t include the answer: Marc is watching the film. HE is very good. That doesn’t feel like a correct answer to me.

This relates to:
Il, elle, ils, elles = it, he, she, they -

Chris

Kwiziq community member

29 January 2018

29/01/18

Well, in french you can't tell what the pronoun "il" refers to: it could either be the film or marc. So both translations are -- barring any contextual information on top -- indistinguishable in French.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

G

Kwiziq community member

29 January 2018

29/01/18

Yes I do understand that it is grammatically correct but it just felt so wrong to mark it that way. ;-)

Chris

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30 January 2018

30/01/18

Yes, I know what you are saying. Just think of a situation where a kid is to watch a boring educational film and he does so voluntarily. He is such a good boy! ;)

-- Chris.

G

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30 January 2018

30/01/18

Of course, I never thought of it that way!
Merci,

David

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22 June 2018

22/06/18

Thanks for the good answer Chris! I had the same issue as G on this question.

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