"Kogo oni lubią?"

Translation:Who do they like?

August 24, 2016

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Why is the English answer “whom do they like” marked as wrong? In this case “who” is incorrect as it is the nominative case. “Whom” is the objective case, and is correct. BAD ENGLISH, Duolingo!


We observed the who/whom war among the native speakers for a long time, and "who" has won, sorry. Some people say "who" is completely wrong, some say that no one uses "whom" in everyday language... would be nice if English could decide.

Anyway, "Whom do they like?" should have been accepted as well, it's on our list of accepted answers.


Well, it wasn't accepted. I've resigned myself to the common usage, but to mark the truly correct answer as wrong seemed a bridge too far...

Thank you for a great program.


For the future, if you see an answer that you really feel should have been accepted but the program rejected, it would be good to save a screenshot. Sometimes something was simply forgotten, but often a moderator, like me, claims that the answer should have already been accepted. If you post a screenshot then, we have at least some chance to investigate.

Thank you for your kind words :)


should'nt it be: "Whom do they like" instead of who?


Why is kogo accusative here?


Imagine the answer: "Oni lubią Adama". Now it is easier to remember, that the verb "lubić" takes Accusative. And this Accusative has to be used even in the question. That's why "kto" changes into "kogo".


In my App it seems that I can't choose the underlined translations, but there are words to choose and 'whom' is not among them. That was confusing because it is definitely 'whom' and not 'who' as I can remember from the English lessons back in Germany nearly 50 years ago. But in American English it's probably 'who' (makes me think of a great song (Who do you love - Quicksilver Messenger Service)


Contemporary British English also predominantly uses 'who' as an interrogative object pronoun. Various online corpora confirm that. That is why 'who' is in the main answer and 'whom' is merely an alternative option.


What form is 'kogo' here?


It is the accusative of the pronoun "kto".


Why is "oni" right but not "one"?


"one" works as well, it's one of the best answers.

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