I think something might be going wrong on this one (pt 2 of genitive lesson). I translated the sentence as "the girls' clothes". I got an "almost right" response showing the correct response as "the girls clothes" - without any apostrophe, which is not right. It does list, however, my translation as the Another Translation.
You are correct on both counts. It should be "the girls' clothes" with an apostrophe and there is a problem with this sentence. We will correct if for the new tree at this level we are not able to alter Greek sentences.
I think "The girls' clothing" should also be an acceptable translation in this situation. I think that "clothing" might be less common, but in this situation I think it would be correct.
the English translation is still incorrect. There needs to be an apostrophe after the "s" to show possession as above.
not on the program. It told me I had a spelling mistake for adding it. They need to update the program.
"The clothes of the girl's" is not grammatically correct in English and should not be accepted as correct answer.
I think "The clothes of the girl" should be accepted.
You have a tiny, but significant error, in your sentence. What is accepted by the course is: "The clothes of the girls." no apostrophe. It must be "girls" plural as the Greek των κοριτσιών is plural.
Duolingo shows me this sentence as the correct one: "The duds of the girls" Until now I was sure, the dress does not translate as duds.
So, sorry. How it got there we don't know but it has been deleted. Thanks for the heads up.
Ref the recurring error with apostrophes. Yes it needs to be corrected, but as a native english speaker I often get this wrong myself as it is invisible in speech.
I really appreciate this resource that you guys have put together. Just expressing my gratitude!
You're really welcome and we love to hear that we're getting some things right. Yes, that apostrophe is a real downer and correcting it is out of our hands. We try to make up for it by having as much as possible well done. Duo is so complex there is always something that needs to be fixed.