Hmm, not a big thing I guess but in the English answer it should be " students' " with an apostrophe (talking about the 'pick the right words from this selection' exercise here - don't know if that's already the answer in other exercises).
I'm amazed at how awkward this one is for me with that missing apostrophe. It's not just grammatical nitpicking, that little mark has a significant meaning, and I can't immediately see the "correct" answer in the set of words I've been given, even when I understand the Russian sentence.
To be fair, if someone was keen enough on consuming their grandma that a simple grammatical mistake can set them off, you've got some bigger problems on your hands.
I can confirm that there is an apostrophe there in the incubator. Any apostrophical problems in this sentence are due to automated Duo behavior which we don't have any control over.
Katie - as with most of the others in this string - is correct. The apostrophe is required because it signifies the genetive or possession 'the money of my students' - regardless of whether it sounds awkward or not. True it's not idiomatic and would be regarded as quaint or awkward - but is correct and references to whom the money belongs. Principal problem with duolingo is that it is a software program written by Americans who of course think they speak English - which sadly is very far from reality!
Get this, this is funny. I wrote "Where is my students' money?" And it corrected me, saying the correct answer is "Where is my students money?" But then it offered "Where is my students' money?" as "another correct solution." :-D
In English it is either "where is my students' money?" or "Where is the money of my students?", i.e., without an apostrophe in the latter phase.
"Where is my students' money?" is correct. "Where is the money of my students?" is awkward.
The answers in the incubator are correct, report a bug: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
since the russian course has been known to not accept answers without quotation marks etc., it's quite annoying that the plural possessive is constantly marked wrong
The answers we have entered are correct. All we can do at this point is report the bug until Duo fixes it.
Oh, yeah. The intricacies of English punctuation :-) There have been issues with Duo choking over punctuation though, including this sentence, so you know what to do if it happens again.
OK -- It's been two years since people started complaining about the missing apostrophe. I'm chiming in to also ask that it be added. Please!!!!
The apostrophe is there and has always been there. If you're not seeing it, report a bug: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
The way the Swedish Duolingo seems to solve the apostrophe question with the word bank type answers is to have a little square with an 's or an s' to put in after the word, rather than having the entire noun with an s on the end. So there is apparently some method within the DL formalism to achieve a solution to this apparently insurmountable problem!