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desole / desolee

Quite often I discover that in the 'chose from 1-3' questions, I will select desole when appropriate, and when I hit check it says I missed desolee. So next time I hit desolee and desole and it says that desolee is incorrect. What's up with that? Anyone who knows can answer.

September 18, 2013

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If it's masculine, it should be "désolé". if it's feminine, it should be "désolée". You add an "e" to the end of adjectives that end with "é" when they agree with a feminine noun. So while you say, "Il est désolé", you have to say "Elle est désolée". If it was plural, like saying a group of women are sorry, you would have to add an "s" to agree with the plural form, like "Elles sont désolées".

September 18, 2013

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Oh, thanks YoupiYoupi123! that makes sense. Adding an e is a common French way to make it feminine.

September 18, 2013

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Pas de problème!

September 18, 2013
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