can anyone enlighten me on why "He introduces his woman" is marked as incorrect? The two have been interchangeable up until now. Thx
It may be because of the intent behind the sentence. In French, he's introducing his wife as his spouse; it's understood as a respectful introduction. In English, using the phrase "his woman" would be very disrespectful and offensive. So while the words match, the intention behind the sentences do not.
Although some people may say it, it is not considered a proper thing to say.
Duo has been consistent with this. When femme is described by a personal pronoun, such as ma, sa, vôtre, it's ttranslated as "wife". Otherwise it can be "woman".
Grammatically, "sa" may indeed be either "his" or "her". However, the French sentence will be understood with "sa" as relating back to the subject of the sentence, « il », i.e., "his wife". If you want to way "her wife", you would say "Il présente sa femme à elle (or the name of the other person).
"Tabling" means to put something on the agenda at a meeting or raise a topic for discussion.
The sentence here is using the verb "présenter".
3rd person singular of the verb in the present tense is "présente" so it is "il/elle présente" as appropriate. The spelling does not change.
If it was the adjective rather than the verb then the spelling would change depending on the gender of the noun giving masculine "présent" and feminine "présente".
Just another point of clarity for verbs: they do not have anything at all to do with gender -- only 1st, 2nd, 3rd person and singular/plural.