it is accepted. (at first I wrote you admit you mistakes. It was a mistake. I admit.)
I agree. Could someone please explain why "you recognize its errors" isn't accepted? I know the sentence sounds a little weird, but is it not grammatically correct?
I think because 'you' is already the subject, any ambiguous pronoun would also default to 'you' if there is no other clue.
You are right. It is beyond ambiguos, it can be of anyones but of: "my (mis)", "tus (yours informal singular)", or "ours (nuestros)"
For any othre pronoun it is "su/sus" and most times used along: de él, de ella, de usted...
Isn't sus meant to mean her, his, their? I would translate 'you recognize your errors' to 'usted reconoce tus errores'.
'You recognize his errors' is not considered correct.
sus can mean any of her, his, their, your. It depends entirely on the context. Generally where I see Usted instead of tu (or vos, as I live in Argentina) 'su' is used instead of 'tu', and hence 'sus' instead of 'tus'. I don't know whether that's a general rule or just happenchance.
Further, I think 'su' can be a bit more formal, like "one's" in overly formal English. One must take one's belongings -> Usted debe llevar sus pertenencias.
I see "one" as impersonal indirect or general statement, besides possibly formal.
"one must take one's belongings" : "uno debe llevar sus pertenencias".
I think they probably want the simple present tense here, 'you recognise/acknowledge', rather than the continuous tense.
I think 'fault' would probably be 'defecto', whereas 'mistake' is 'error'.
What do you mean? It could be "usted los reconoce" but then how would we know what "los" is replacing? Direct object pronouns replace the direct object to avoid repetition. It's not needed here because if we used it then we wouldn't know what you are acknowledging. The sentence would say "You acknowledge them" instead of "You acknowledge your mistakes". :)
It accepts "you don't acknowledge your mistakes" and "you don't acknowledge their mistakes"--why not also "you don't acknowledge ITS mistakes"?
Quite a range of acceptance. I answered correctly "you recognize their mistakes." Compared to 'you acknowledge your mistakes'. Someone asked about use of pronouns & this sentence because it is so ambiguous would be no less confusing had you chosen to use them.
"Reconozco sus errores." However, if it's not obvious from the context whether it's her, his, their, your, one, its, just specify the object, e.g., "Reconozco los errores del programa".
Because we are addressing the person in the formal tone. We could say "Tu' reconoces tus errores", but notice that the "s" is added to "reconoce".
I have a question. How do we clarify who "sus" refers to in this example? Would it be grammatically correct to say "Usted reconoce sus errores de ella/él." to mean "You acknowledge her/his mistakes."?
No that would not me correct. It's either "sus errores" or "los errores de él/ella". Generally you know from context who "su(s)" refers to, just like you know who "él" or "ella" refers to.
Am I the only one thinking that the audio is way of? L instead for R. Really sounds like Le conoce not Reconoce (I know it does not make sense her, but still).
I feel that Duolingo should acually teach you some of the vocabulary words that Duolingo will use in the future. That would be very helpful if you did. Thanks!
Although 'reconocer' can be 'to own up to', it is usually best with these sentences to use the most obvious translation that makes sense, which in this case, is 'recognise'.
'Faults' doesn't mean the same as 'errors' or 'mistakes'. I may have many 'faults' but I do not make 'mistakes'.
It's 'mistakes', 'errores'. Unfortunately the perpetrator had made more than one mistake!