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My argument is this: From the context supplied (which is none) there is absolutely no way of knowing whether the word "(ku)pasua" or "chozi" is intended. So either answer should be correct. I think the Swahili infinitive should be accepted here too, since (again from lack of context) we don't know if this is a command (Pasua!) or just a vocabulary exercise (kupasua)
Frustrating though the lack of clarity in the exercise maybe and multiple inconsistencies in Duolingo, I find there is a positive side effect - that is I benefit massively from people's discussions on alternative interpretations - so many thanks to all who've contributed positively to the debates on this and other Qs with their Q's, puzzlements and explanations... :)
tense infixes are always before the verb stem, never after
'pasua' is the active verb e.g. 'Nilipasua shati yangu' - 'I tore/ripped my shirt' (here, the infix -li- tells you it's past tense)
'pasuka' is the passive conjugation e.g. 'Shati limepasuka' - 'The shirt is torn' (-me- is the tense infix for present perfect tense)
I made a post on tenses which you can find here