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How do I offer corrections?

I see an offer to correct an error when my answer is marked wrong, but not a way to comment back to Duo when I have guessed what was the desired answer (and hence was to told that I was correct) but. I believe that it is wrong. For example in my Spanish course just now "libre" was used. for "free admission" instead of "gratis"

I lived in South and Central America a lot growing up -- I am using Duolingo to get the rust out and clean up my grammar, especially the verbs.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/rocko2012
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The web version of the site has a report button for each sentence. I've heard the mobile version does not have a report feature. Are you using a phone or tablet?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/innerdancer

I am using a phone

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wstockall
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Are you using Apple or Android? On the Android you can tap the flag that shows when you see the results of your question to report an error. I believe this functionality has not yet been added on the Apple versions, but I don't have an Apple to test on.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/innerdancer

I have an iphone (Apple) and it only gives the flag when it has ruled me wrong. When I am translating from proffered boxes of pre chosen options, I have no means of correcting

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

Several comments have been made regarding that sentence, some from two years ago. I think Duo may now accept gratis and libre

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/innerdancer

a rather recent change: when I offered "demasciado" for "too much" it was rejected in favor of "muy" which I translate as "very" but not necessarily excessive. Now in the last couple of weeks or less, demasciado has appeared. Someone did something somehow.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/innerdancer

thanks--I searched but didn't find it. The language may have evolved in usage -- we older folks decry the grammatical errors until we have to accept that they are now part of the language. The dance between tradition and innovation.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/innerdancer

The ability to offer correction when marked wrong just disappeared with new formatting --at least on the I phone. I was told that I did use the plural in translating Las vacaciones to English, though at least in American usage vacation is singular. Three exercises later, duolingo used the singular in English in the same sentence. I'd like to help, but I tuck my practice in here and there on the road, so I need to be able to do this on the phone.

2 years ago