У тебя телефон? Should this be accepted? Or is есть necessary?
This is closer to "Is it a telephone that you have?"
Why does this sentence not have a genetive object since it is a possesion?
You don't use genitive after есть, but you do after нет (like in the sentence "У него нет телефона.")
Есть ли телефон у тебя?
Is there a shortened form of the word телефон like there is with the English 'phone'?
No, not for a general telephone.
У вас есть телефон
Why is this unacceptable?????
"У тебя телефон." is valid too and much more common.
Thanks !!!! I added the punctuation mark after the word "est" and it worked. Now, I can proceed to lesson 5 of "Basics 2".
Remember есть for some sentences
I have typed this correctly "U tebya yest telefon" but this isn't accepted and I cannot progress
Somehow "нет" didn't work :( (jk)
I translated like this but you did nor accept it ..... WHY ? I can not go further because I do not know what is the mistake ? Please answer so that I can go on .....
u tebya est telefon
у тебя телефон есть is also ok