It depends where you live! I live in the southern hemisphere. My answers would be different to someone living in the northern hemisphere. Por favor, I would like to suggest the name of the country is added to the question. So ... "Which adjectives could you use to describe Spain's weather in octubre?" I hated getting marked "incorrect" when I was actually correct! Gracias and I love this course.
Our intention with this type of question is for the student to realise that the months of the year are always "masculine", not feminine, therefore any adjective that accompanies them must be in masculine. So you would have to choose the adjectives that have a masculine form, not the ones in feminine.
Hope this helps
"Which weather adjectives could you use with octobre?
I think you misunderstood my question? October's weather in various countries is different - based on the seasons.
I think we would use the opposite masculine adjectives to describe the October weather for different countries. e.g. Canada - autumn , New Zealand - spring ) That's why I suggested we should be told which country's weather we had to describe with masculine adjectives.
If Spain or the name of a particular country is masculine, couldn't masculine adjectives like frio/viento/nublado be used?
Putting either Canada, Spain or New Zealand etc. in the question does not seem to me to compromise what you are saying about having masculine adjectives. Please tell me if I'm wrong. Gracias.
It might be rainy somewhere in the world but it certainly is not in Australia or New Zealand!
Ah! Great! This tells me exactly whose weather you are describing ...
Agosto es caluroso en Sevilla.August is hot in Seville.
I see what you mean Lyn, but adding the name of a specific country wouldn't help much in general. For example if we formulate this question:
Choose the right adjective to describe the weather in "octubre" in Canada:
frío - calurosa - lluviosa - nublado
People who are not from Canada wouldn't know for sure what the weather in Canada is like in October...
What we can do is add a hint saying: "pay attention to the adjectives' endings" so students focus on that and not on the specific weather in their own country.
Gracias Inma for your response. I see what you mean. I think the hint will be helpful.
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