https://www.duolingo.com/Vince_TB

English grammar

Hi. Me and quite a few of my friends are learning spanish on duolingo from english. Since english is our second language when often lose hearts when we make small english grammar mistakes.

For example, when writing a sentence with the He/she/it pronoun we sometime forget to add the "s" at the end of the verb. I don't think that we should lose hearts for that but just a typo.

What do you think?

Thanks

4 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/FrankySka
FrankySka
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This has bee discussed before. It cannot be done without missing actual errors. I.e. the algorithm cannot distinguish whether you had an English typo or did not understand the use of the Spanish verb. See it as a chance to practice your English typing - that's what I'm doing!

Edit: a lot of typos are not counted as errors - but when a typo creates a new word, or word-form, it needs to be counted as an error.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sialso
Sialso
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I have to agree with FrankySka. Though I'm not an english native speaker either, I understand that by studying french and spanish I'm also reinforcing my english.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rspreng

A computer program may have a hard time telling a 'typo' from an error.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mtc6474
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Native English speaker here. I lose hearts because I frequently type "the" for "they". It is my fault. I try to think of it as a inducement to improve my typing. Think of your losses as a way to improve your English.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Vince_TB

All right, thanks guys!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vwlj
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It's a bit off-topic, but if you're talking grammar, your first sentence should read, "Quite a few friends and I are learning Spanish on Duolingo from English."

4 years ago
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