i'm sorry to keep making the same comment but I still believe Duo is making to fine a point between .... αυτο and εκεινο ...... and between .......it, that, and this
they are most often interchangeable depending on context
i wrote... This is a formal dinner ... and was marked wrong
Yes, I hear you really I do. It is no trouble at all. Right is right and we appreciate your bringing it to our attention and applaud your patience. I've requested a final answer from the team as to how we are to handle this issue. There are so many sentences with these words we want to be sure to make the right changes.
In the incubator, I see: "This is a formal dinner." as one of the many accepted translations. Why it wouldn't accept yours I don't know and want to learn. Please tell me was this sentence on the "Tree", in a Test out section, or a Strengthen skills section. That will help us get to the bottom of this.
Again thank you for your constant help.
it was a strengthen skills and the exercise asked in greek for the english translation of ............."Αυτό είναι ένα επίσημο δείπνο................ my answer ......This is a formal dinner..... was marked wrong.
Thank you so much. I suspected something like that. The strengthen skill unit seems to dance to its own drummer or more realistically doesn't receive edits. We'll have to do something about that.
If you use official instead of formal, it mistakes the article, it says "it is an official dinner" has a typo, and suggests instead "it is a official dinner". That is not English.
There is the same problem with "It's an official dinner", the suggested answer is "It's a official dinner"
This sentence keeps popping up in different forms, and every time it wants a different translation. This, that, or it is. Getting on my nerves. As George said I believe they are interchangeable depending on the context. Maybe in some examples one translation is better than the other, but that does not make it completely wrong...
The incubator shows "It, This or That" as the accepted translations. Any one of these should be accepted. If they are not it is due to an error in the Duobot which we have no control over. Please report this directly to Duolingo Help Center https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us