Happens to me here on Duolingo all the time. First I write (the wrong answer) and then I read (the question more thoroughly).
I write and after I read was marked wrong. Should this be added or is it wrong
While "after" "afterward" and "afterwards" all have the same meaning "after" is used as part of a phrase. So, if it were "I write and after that I read." it would be acceptable otherwise it could be "then" afterward" or "afterwards". http://www.differencebetween.net/language/difference-between-after-and-afterward/
While I understand that in the purest grammatical sense you're correct here, I think the 'after vs. afterward' distinction is a bit pedantic. Colloquially, 'I write and after I read' would be acceptable in at least a few English-speaking situations I can think of.
For me, I only ended up here because of that distinction, which feels like a less valuable one compared to what I normally get out of the Greek duo lessons
Here's a link to the Cambridge Dictionary. After further searching online, I'd say that it's not used like that by the majority of speakers. As you have probably noticed in other discussions, our team is always open to suggestions. However, we cannot always include everybody's suggestions, since usage has to be taken into account. English is a language spoken by so many people that it's not possible to include every synonym or every alternative translation based on each and every personal preference/suggestion. The more important part is that we provide as many alternative sentences/synonyms in Greek as possible so that learners get to enrich their vocabulary (apart from the grammar part, obviously) :)
So if you wanted to say "I write and after that I read" would it be "Γραφω και μετα οτι διαβαζω"
No. It would also be Γράφω και μετά διαβάζω.
The "that" in "after that" is not a conjunction as in "He said that he had seen me" but a demonstrative; together, "after that" means more or less the same thing as "afterwards".
I've wrote "write and then read" and it's been marked as wrong. Should I understand that because in english (and this here is pure grammer) you can say that they are the same in both I+II pers sg (I and you- read/write), Duo marked it as wrong?
This is a first person conjugation... in English when we use first person conjugations we don’t drop the “I”. I run, I walk, I read, I eat, I go. You can’t just drop the “I” and imply the same things
I"m not sure what you mean. However, "l write and then read." is correct. I'm assuming that you used "I" as the first word.
"I write and afterwards I read" sounds a lot more natural than "I write and after I read", which is their suggestion...
It should not be "after" but "afterwards" as you say. I've added it to the incubator. It's not a matter of how it sounds it's just plain incorrect "after" needs an object.
Thanks! I also noticed that the official solution is "and then I read", which I kinda also could have thought of :P
To me, it seems, "I write and after I read" is correct because a second "I write" is implied, as in "I write, and after I write, I read". This is similar to how "Read!" is correct, because "You" is implied. As the subject can be implied, I believe the object of a preposition can also be implied.
Yes, that is a very good point and it has been added as a translation. Thankyou.
Well, it's all there in the accepted translations. So, it must be a technical flaw. Please report it: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
The hints are like dictionary definitions. Not all definitions are suitable in every situation. When using th drop down hints it's always best to choose the first one.
Got to agree with the others here, as someone who speaks British English natively and also with an English Language A level, I keep ending up 'wrong' when I write 'I write and after I read'
When "after" is used as an adverb it's usually in a phrase. In this case "after" would refer to "I read" but should refer to "I write" so it needs to be "after that" in other words "after I write" In this case, "afterwards", "then" or "after that" are used.