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Picture exercises for "post, phone" in Commands

In the Commands skill, there are picture exercises asking the user to translate "Post" and "Phone".

Those exercises are asking for the command form, but that's not clear from the prompt. Could they be changed to "Post!" and "Phone!" with the exclamation mark, please?

Otherwise it seems as if post (the noun) or postio (the verbnoun) etc. should also be acceptable.

I think "Cycle" was also there; if so, could this please also be changed to include the exclamation mark so as to avoid confusion with a noun or infinitive.

Thank you!

January 10, 2017

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The course always insists on 'to verb' or 'verbing' as the English translation for verb-nouns; however, having picture exercises for imperatives in the first place seems a strange decision, as a picture cannot easily show a command (how is a picture of a US-style mailbox–which only receives incoming mail–illustrative of the command 'post!'?)

January 10, 2017

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Agreed it's a bit of a stretch but we are extremely limited in the pictures we are allowed to add from a Duolingo database and it was included to try and break up the pattern of exercises in the lesson, to add a little variety to the learning process.

January 12, 2017

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Thanks for the suggestion, that's fixed now.

January 10, 2017

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Thank you!

January 10, 2017
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