i did answer "chapter in his book" and i was marked wrong. i wonder how many others made that error.
I used "chapter 'in' your book" as well. It sounds far more natural in English that way. Well, at least in the southern US. Should we report that, I wonder?
I've reported it. I think "in your book" should be accepted. There situations where "de" in Spanish is best translated as "in" in English: for example "el mejor estudiante de la clase".
These sentences are actually not interchangeable. "You have written 10 chapters, and these pages are together one chapter OF your book" To say "in" in this context would not be the same thing.
Or to be more specific "it is a chapter of your book, out of many other chapters"
I put "It is a chapter from your book." and it was accepted.
Sounds to me better than putting the word 'of'....
"a chapter in his book" sounds more idiomatically correct than "a chapter of his book", but would that be translated as "un capítulo en su libro"?
Thanks to Univisión, I know that capítulo also means episode of a TV show.
This is stupid. This pronoun is not gender specific. It could mean either at any time.
"su libro" also means him, did anyone else get this one wrong for saying that?
I translated this as 'it is a chapter if your book' and was marked wrong. I did not understand why. I looked at discussion and find Duo has same translation. ¿Por que?
"If" is not the correct word here. :´)
If you instead wrote "of", then yes, it is good.
Su does not only mean his. As a matter of fact, su is the possessive adjective for ALL third person subject pronouns, both singular and plural. Su only becomes sus when the OBJECT is plural, not the subject. So su can mean his, her, your (for usted), their for both ellos and ellas, and your for ustedes. While this sounds very confusing, context generally is clear enough so you don't even think twice. Certainly if this sentence were part of a conversation, whose book you were talking about would be clear. On Duo, unless the sentence has some determining context, all options should be accepted. And Duo does like to have different options as a answer in different questions so we always remember that many options exist for the same sentence to fit the circumstances.