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It is nice that I can choose to report an answer marked wrong as "My answer should have been accepted", It would be nicer if I then got some feedback on that: "Yes, it should have been accepted." Or "No, your answer was wrong because . . ."

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4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

If you are the first to report something AND they agree then you will get notification. Usually several weeks later, but they will respond. I have at least nine of these so far (just counted them up for another thread).

But with so many students I understand why they don't give you a " ... your answer was wrong because ..." reply. This would be overwhelming. Usually you can get answers from another student or moderator if you ask in the discussion section for each question, though some languages seem to do a much better job at this, depending on who answers.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

BTW here's a link to the other thread I mentioned. This is mainly a discussion of the differences in the perceived quality of Duo's French vs German classes but there's a lot of talk about the frustration of reporting errors and how that is handled by Duo. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2229592

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

As stated, ask why you were wrong in the thread related to the sentence. There are very helpful people trolling those threads, ready to help - I being one of them. I help if I know, I learn if I don't.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandallMiles
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Thanks, I have done that and not found it all that useful. The most common thing I've found in the threads is that the reason "su" is accepted as "her" but not "his" in some sentences is the context. Since want we are translating here is a single random sentence there is no context. I don't see context as applicable within the sentence: other sentences constructed the same way will accept "su" as either "her" or "his". Still, I do look. I just get frustrated is all.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrben83
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Can I ask what the sentence was?

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

is it possible you were dealing with su as it relates to Usted? Think of the phrase Mi casa es su casa. (My house is your house) The su here means your, not his/her, because it is Ser is conjugated to Usted

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

Are you sure about this? I mean this is almost an idiom by now, but go the other way ... "My house is his house" or "My house is her house" are both translated "Mi casa es su casa" too.

Also, 'ser' is not conjugated to 'usted' here, it is conjugated to 'casa'.

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Reply4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CattleRustler

not sure but its along the same lines as when we say Como esta'? Why not como esta's for tu'? because its using usted. My post was just a possible reason but I could be completely wrong. Still learning :) Buena suerte.

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