"He only brushed his teeth once a month."

Translation:Il ne se brossait les dents qu'une fois par mois.

July 8, 2020

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

Why not Il se brossait les dents seulement une fois par mois?


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

That should also work. But I think Duo is trying to reinforce the pattern "ne...que" for only.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Graham207673

What worries me is how far can the negative adverb be from the 'ne'? Would "Il ne se brossait les petites dents en or qui sont situées à l'arrière de sa grande bouche qu'une fois par mois" work? DeepL and Reverso seem to think it would (not that I would trust them with such a sentence)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/--Roody--

I have read sentences where ne and que are very far apart. It can be very confusing. I think the long sentence you made up works well. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerhardino2

I was correctet "ses dents" when I choose "les dents" from the possibilities- the correction should be as correcz as the possibilities are.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryDunlop1

Does "ne se brossait " assume "les dents" sont "ses dents"?

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