Need to fix the English on this one. "Sits and smokes" or "is sitting and smoking" but you can't say "is sitting and smokes".
I think that is sitting near the door and smoking does not sound natural... better is sitting and smoking near the door but i get wrong answer
I am not english mothertongue but I think the same
Either ordering is fine and it's better to maintain the one most similar to the Russian to preserve meaning/emphasis.
I wrote "sitting near the door smoking", and it was correct. I think, perhaps, this should be the standard answer
I entered "dad is sitting and smoking near the door", which was rejected - why?
If you change the word order the meaning will likely change slightly and you're running the lottery.
Smoking causes lung cancer.
And poverty. :-)
двери in genitive here because of возле? Or is it prepositional?
Stop smoking, Papa :'(
Why the sentence "Dad is sitting near the door and smokes" is wrong?
what's the difference between около, возле, and близко? do they all mean near/by?
I don't hear "и" after "двери"
It is a common TTS problem. You should be able to hear it in the slower version. Also, the sentence would sound unnatural without И, so a native or a fluent speaker would put И even without hearing it clearly.
True, but I guess it is something we must get used to. In Russian pop-songs, I hear "Ты и я" all of the time and it only sounds like 2 words.
"Dad sits near the door and is smoking" is wrong??? WTF!!!!!!
If the events are happening at the same time, you should use the same tense for both "sit" and "smoke". So either he sits and smokes, or he is sitting and smoking.
The English on this one indeed needs fixing.
Why is "Dad sits near the door and he smokes." wrong?
It sounds awkward to use "he" here since we have one subject doing both actions.
Call Dancing Pallbearers now!
I think the English translation needs an extra "is" - "and is smoking". Not having it in the options for selecting words is really confusing.
yes, either "Dad is sitting and smoking near the door" wich is marked as wrong or "dad is sitting near the door and is smoking" wich is not possible with the boxes because there is only 1 is.
дверИ, not двЕри
Курит is being pronounced курят
The new update of this app seems to have lest tolerance for misspelling. I can't even spell in english. It makes it very frustrating to get an answer "wrong" because of one letter