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Propres

Is this right? "Est-ce qu'on est propre?" Duolingo says that I have to pluralize "propres", but aren't both correct depending on the context?

September 19, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

just for the sake of being 100% correct : "est-ce qu'on est propre ou sale après avoir joué dans la boue" (not jouer).

September 23, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/1km

You are correct. Except in what context could you be using "on" to ask the world at large, or no one in particular, about their state of cleanliness? I think the only possible meaning is "nous", so "propres" has to agree in number with that implied pronoun.

September 19, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/hugolemieux

1km : "est-ce qu'on est propre ou sale après avoir joué dans la boue?"

So, yes, both are correct depending on the context ;)

September 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/1km

@hugolemieux - Nice example.

September 20, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/hugolemieux

@sitesurf: Thanks, i edited

September 23, 2012
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