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Why was I marked wrong for 'S'il te plaît' and the alternative was 'S'il vous plaît'?

IanA1Kwiziq community member

Why was I marked wrong for 'S'il te plaît' and the alternative was 'S'il vous plaît'?

I know they differ in formality, but they have the same basic meaning of 'please'. Much confusion!


Asked 1 year ago
CécileKwiziq team memberCorrect answer

Hi Ian, 

This is because it is a conversation between a waiter and a customer, they don't know each other and wouldn't use the 'tu' form to address each other.

Take a look at the following Kwiziq lesson which gives a summary of the three kinds of 'you' in French -

https://french.kwiziq.com/revision/grammar/tu-and-vous-are-used-for-three-types-of-you

 

I hope this helps!

 

Why was I marked wrong for 'S'il te plaît' and the alternative was 'S'il vous plaît'?

I know they differ in formality, but they have the same basic meaning of 'please'. Much confusion!


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