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change in typo provisions?

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The common belief seems to be that Duo still gives credit for typos if they're off by at most a letter per word and what you type doesn't match another word in the course.

And, indeed, in my Dutch timed practice (a.k.a. typo heaven), "I'm sorr." was counted right. However, I got dinged for "Thanks and goobye." I'm taking it as given that there's no "goobye" in the Dutch course or anywhere else in the English language.

And in Guaraní I typed "Che aiko nde ermána róga ykére." instead of the grammatically correct "Che aiko ne ermána róga ykére." (an error somewhat analogous to erroneously using "an" instead of "a" in English, an error Duo seems to ding the whole answer for) and, lo and behold, I still got credit although "nde" and "ne" are certainly separate, very basic words taught in the Guaraní course.

So, has anybody else noticed a change? Or is the common knowledge just not quite accurate?

I found an interesting statement here from a Duolingo employee: "In the case that your typo is a word in the language, we almost always mark it as incorrect unless it's very common."

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/MikeNolan6

It seems to me like I get about one typo, period, and that does include missing or incorrect accent marks.

1 year ago
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