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"Umiesz czytać i pisać?"

Translation:Can you read and write?

June 16, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Umiejeś citat' i pisat' po-russki? :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Donna648996

Why is the answer: "Are you able to read and write" not accepted. I know it is a bit more formal than "Can you" or "Do you know how to", but is there some specific reason this answer is not accepted?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
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It's accepted, it should have worked.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Popo-lsku

What about: "Do you can read and write?" ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jellei
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Yeah, I'm afraid that's not really English...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/va-diim

Can you read and write?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BenYoung84

Can is an auxiliary verb which mean it can (heh) switch places with the subject (something non-auxiliary verbs can't), so there's no need for do.

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