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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alekhine

"Il suo lavoro non finisce lì."

January 21, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alekhine

I can also use "her"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smeans2

I said, "His work is not finished there," but it was not accepted. I reported it, but can anyone explain why this is not the same idea?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MariannR

My guess is the word finished being in the past tense caused the error.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/smeans2

It's possible, but that doesn't change the fact that "it is not finished" is a present-tense construction in English and an acceptable equivalent in meaning to the Italian. I reported that it should be accepted. Often they make changes (they are learning from us also), but they seem very inconsistent about acknowledging the change. Sometimes I get an e-mail thanking me, but often I don't, and I learn later that the change was made anyway. Perhaps it depends on who handles the report, or perhaps my report was not the first. Chi sa?

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