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Is there a mistake in this sentence?

In the French Adjectives 3 grammar explanation there is a sample sentence that says, "Il devenir roi du Nord" and is translated as "He becomes King of the North." While I know very little French, I am quite certain that it should be "il devient" instead of "il devenir," since "devenir" is the infinitive, and this sentence should be conjugated. (Correct me if I am wrong...) If this IS a mistake, I'd like to see it corrected, but I don't know where to report. Any tips? Thanks!

May 25, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

You are right, "il devient" is correct.
I'll light up le Batsignal for sitesurf.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf

I don't look like capable of rescuing anyone there, do I?
But it's cute and funny...

By the way, I fixed the Tips&Notes for Adjectives 3.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/parapluie41

mdr!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi
Mod

    Yep, typo! In the future, please notify me directly about typos in the Tips & Notes: https://www.duolingo.com/DXLi

    May 26, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Domingos

    It was probably just an honest mistake. If you want you can leave a message on Sitesurf's activity feed (https://www.duolingo.com/Sitesurf) explaning the situation (she's a course creator and the most active mod around).

    May 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

    *she

    May 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Luis_Domingos

    Sorry - I usually assume stone angels are male for some reason :)

    May 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/-TashaJ-

    Yes, that's a mistake. It's always "il devient". The only time you use the infinitive ("devenir") is when "il" has already been followed by a conjugated verb.

    May 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/AvaDio

    Well I'm pretty sure it's wrong but to report, you click the button on the left under the correct answer when you answer a question wrong

    May 27, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/El2theK

    It looks like a mistake yes. Give it some time, I am sure one of the moderators will see this topic and will adjust it.

    May 25, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lily417031

    you are right sorry :)

    May 27, 2015
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