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quiz 1.4.1 q5. not sure why it is wrong, can someone please explain?

Tania--1

Tania--1

All of the following are "Can you?" questions EXCEPT: • Tsukae masu ka? • Ike masu ka? • Tabe masu ka? • Hanase masu ka?
2679

2679

here, the answer is: "tabe masu ka ?". I was also at odds with that question long ago. The explanation is that the verb is: taberu (it ends in ru), so you can't go by the convention of adding -ru/-eru to the stem of the verb. These verbs conjugate to the "can form" by adding -rareru/-rare masu to the stem of the verb. So here, the can form of taberu would be: taberaremasu, not tabemasu :). コッド
Robin88

Robin88

Tania 1 San dont think about the can do form for the moment, you will learn that later on. master Masu form first or els it will confuse you. Robin

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