https://www.duolingo.com/snosage

Mistake in the instructions...

I am new to this, so if this is in the wrong place please tell me. The warning came up: "Stop the clutter! Please do not report mistakes here and read the comments below before posting"

Why shouldn't I read the comments below before posting? On this occasion, you need a comma after "here" to make sure the instructions are not misunderstood.

Thanks. Sorry if this is in the wrong place.

December 1, 2016

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GermanOfficial

are you a programmer? i brought six bottles of milk because the store had eggs

December 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

Someone at duo should probably take the English course ;)

It would be even more helpful if they would put the comment box at the bottom of the comments so users would have to scroll through the comments before posting.

December 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/snosage

Ah! I sympathise with your shopping dilemmas. I'm not meaning to be critical or pedantic- just saying it in the hope of being helpful. I used to teach English, and if this was a course I was teaching, I would want it to be clear, and be glad of any feedback that would help to improve it. Courses are a challenge to create, and even native speakers will differ widely in the kind of things they would say, but if there's something you can do to bring a little bit more clarity, then it's worth doing. After all, there are lots of non-native speakers of English, who are on here using it as a means to learn a 3rd language, or maybe trying to learn English by looking at how their own language is taught... so it's only fair to try to make sure the English says what it's meant to.

December 2, 2016
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