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"C'est une souris ? Non, c'est un rat."

Translation:Is it a mouse? No, it is a rat.

March 30, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/claude295345

Again we have informal French. In my opinion the translation should be : it is a mouse ? no, it is a rat

March 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/n6zs
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The "statement as question" is common in spoken French. But in English, not so much. So keeping the statement form in English because it seems more literal is not generally a good idea. If you prefer, you could always say "est-ce que c'est une souris ?" This structure is considered standard French.

April 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gladrim

Perhaps not as common as other forms, but it is in general usage in English, and correct. Odd not to accept the answer as correct.

April 12, 2018
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