Translation:He has a very big table standing in his room.
"In his room stands a very big table" is counted wrong. Is there a reason, or has this option just not been added to the list yet?
I think such variants are not added because they are considered unnatural in English (as opposed to ‘There is a very big table [standing] in his room’).
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If I’m not mistaken, the course creators only add the long forms, while short forms are generated by the Duolingo automatically (and sometimes incorrectly).
he's a really big table is an automatic contraction of he has a really big table.
"He's" is a contraction of "he is", I can't think of any case where we'd use "he's" as a contraction of "he has", so this is saying that he is a big table. Is it possible to change the automatic contraction, because this one is just wrong.
Why is it "his room"? Translating each word gives me "With him in room stands very big table" and wouldn't you need "У него в его комнате..." in order to show that it is his room?
With him = с ним.
У него means ‘at his possession’ or sometimes ‘at his place’ (if него refers to a living person) or ‘near it’ (if него refers to a non-living object). The first meaning, ‘at his possession’, has no direct correspondences in English, so most phrases with it need re-wording.
Right, "with" wasn't a good direct translation, but I thought the very big table was in his possession and not necessarily the room. Is that distinction not possible with this sentence structure?
I put "He has a very big table in the room" and it was counted wrong.
English speakers never use the word "standing" in this context. It's very bad gramnar.
In his room he's a very big table. That's DL answer, its doesn't make sense. "he's a very big table" What is he the table? My answer = In his room stands a very big table. REJECTED
Duolingo automatically generates an ’s for every ‘has’. The course contributors added "In his room he has a very big table", and the software automatically generated "In his room he's a very big table" as an alternative. This doesn’t work so well for this sentence, but if you don’t like this behaviour, it’s better to write in the common forum: the contributors of the Russian course have no control over this automatic has > 's conversion.
"He's a very large table in his room" just can't be right! But that's what it says!
Duolingo converts ‘has’ to ‘’s’ automatically, there is little the course contributors can do about this.