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Stop marking sentences wrong when they don't repeat the subject for multiple verbs

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It's normal in English--often preferred--to leave out the repeated subject when there are multiple verbs. "I jumped and caught the ball" is correct. Please stop marking that wrong. Thanks.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland
alexinIreland
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I accept that kind of answer whenever I see a report for it. It would be very difficult to go through the whole tree and find all sentences where such an alternative translation needs to be added, so please just keep reporting them when you see them and I'll make sure to add these translations where relevant :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BrainyPirate
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Thanks. I've been reporting whatever I see, but I'm using the iphone app, and I rarely get any notices that the change has been accepted, so I'm not sure my reports are even getting noticed. But then I did a couple reports using the web site the other day and got "changes accepted" notices pretty quickly. I hope the reports made on the mobile app are going through!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HappyEvilSlosh
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Report the sentences so they can correct them (they've added the ones I've reported).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eikoopmit

In Irish I've noticed that often the subject is in the same word as the verb; maybe they want the most literal translations possible? An example would be things along the lines of Ithim and Itheann.

2 years ago