Why is "The mom's house has a table" wrong?
It says that the correct answer is "My mom's home has a table". Please help me understand why.
I put the same thing, and still isn't working. Can anybody explain this? 03/14/2016
I think because "(at) home"/"дома" is an adverb or adverbial phrase, while "in her house"/"в её доме" is a prepositional phrase. Just guessing.
I think "в её доме" is also an adverb phrase. You're right though - it's also a prepositional phrase because like the English version of "дома" it begins with a preposition. Prepositional phrase is always either a noun, adjective or adverb phrase as well. I think the "wrong" answers given should be accepted, but wonder whether the variety of answers that get across similar meanings are too complex for the algorithms to cope with?????
How come "Mom has a table at her home?" is incorrect? I figured дома is qualified by мамы, and "her" makes it clear that the home referred to is mom's and not mine or someone else's.
na verdade significa "ser". A frase literalmente diz "A mãe é uma mesa" I've used Google Translate to put this into Portuguese. Hope it makes sense! (есть actually means "is")
'Mom has a table at her home' is incorrect, how would that be said in Russian then? Thanks
"At home, mom has a table" Was not accepted, so I reported it, because it means the same thing, even if not as commonly used! <sub>(;w;</sub>
That sounds a little awkward to me, like her table disappears as soon as she steps outside of her house >_>
Will it be more natural to move "дома" to the end of the sentence when speaking? Just felt "дома" is kinda confusing when it is right after the subject (мамы).
At least what I have observed to this point in the course is that additional information about the object is included in the "у ххх есть/нет" construction. Think of exercises where we have had to use уже, сейчас or ничего. This may be one of those "neutral" word orders the course favors and I cannot speak to ther possible translations. I do have to say that I think I'm getting the hang of using this structure. I got the sentence structure right, but I'm reporting anyway as I used desk instead of table for стол.
"Mum has a table at her house" seems correct, or shouldn't we assume it's her house
Thats what I put as an English first language speaker but it was marked wrong
I'm not sure what 'y' governs. Both мамы and дома are in the right case to be governed by 'y' so couldn't it be either 'mum's house has...' or 'mum has ..at home. ' I also put house and can't see why it's wrong
У is attached to мама. Дома in this case is a special form of дом, but it's an adverb (I can't think of any other word off the top of my head that describes a place and changes by itself to form adverbs).
I hear in Russian the order of words doesn't matter. My interpetation said the same thing as yours in a different way. I feel it shouldn't make a difference.
Why does "у женщины" translate to "the woman" and "у мамы" just translates to "mom" with no "the"?
In English you need to use an article with regular nouns, but Mom is kind of an exception since it's also used almost as a proper noun (such as a name) in sentences. You could definitely say "The mom" if you're talking about any old mother, or just "Mom" if you're referring to your own mom.
Capitalized "Mom" is a proper noun (a.k.a. name), not just almost, and as such, it should always be capitalized, per the grammar gods, while "the mom," "his mom," etc. should always be in lowercase.
I'm guessing it's because мама is presumed to be the speaker's (or possibly the listener's) mom, as it frequently is in English.
“There is a table at mom's house.“
Was marked es wrong. Does есть also mean “have“? It just seems to me like the answer “My mom has a table at her home“ does not fit a 100%
Why is "desk" marked as incorrect here? On other exercises they accept it
Why "дома" is put in the middle of the sentence and not at the end? Thank in advance
I'm not a native speaker, but from what I understand, the phrase is emphasizing more on the mom's house having a table than on the mom's table being on the house