Duolingo observes apostrophes as a typo. (Screenshots)


I am currently working my way through the Norwegian (Bokmål) for English language and have run into an issue multiple times where an apostrophe has been marked as a typo, incorrectly.

In this case specifically, girls' and cooks' have been marked as a typo, and this appears to be occurring for all plural possessives that I have run into. I've uploaded screenshots of this issue and have posted them below. I will continue to add more, should I run into them.

EDIT: I'm not sure if it is relevant, however another user pointed out (and I have confirmed, screenshot in album) that it appears that adding an underscore ( _ ) at the end of a word instead of an apostrophe is marked as correct with no typo.

August 7, 2017


Recently I had a similar problem and sent a bug report with a screenshot. Did you, too?

It's gotten worse with the rewrite of the website, now they actually teach mistakes!

August 7, 2017

I've reported the instances where I've had the issue but it didn't give me the option to submit a screenshot along with it. Is there a separate section to submit a full bug report?

Edit: I've found the proper bug report section, will be filling it out now along with the screenshots. :)

August 7, 2017

I am still getting this bug. It shouldn't be that hard to fix!

January 5, 2018

Yes, we are talking about good, nice, genuine, real and honest proper apostrophes, not the greengrocer "carrot's, cabbage's, banana's" ones! We have a sentence where Duo is kindly avoiding unlikely constructions like "the knives of the cooks", but not giving us the apostrophes to write the good equivalent, "the cooks' knives". Please free the captive apostrophes!

May 25, 2018

Still a bug as of March 2019

March 11, 2019
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