I answered J ai une telephone fixe and it was wrong. Wanted ligne.
Two possible responses:
If you make an error in noun gender, Duolingo will mark it wrong and suggest the other noun (téléphone or ligne) for your chosen article (un or une).
Don't know if this is part of it but i'd use "j'ai" instead of "j ai"
I got it right when I did what you did!
Wouldnt it be simple telephone??
a telephone or a phone is 'un téléphone'
WordReference cites "ligne fixe" as a masculine noun. Is this their mistake/discrepancy?
That's their mistake. "Une ligne fixe" is feminine.
Trying "Test out" for the first time, is it really fair to request a word/phrase yet to be introduced in the course Duo? Heart lost :[
Especially since "landline" is a noun and not an adjective and that problem came out in "Test out" for adjectives.
Pourquoi pas: J'ai une ligne de terre.
Nobody says telephone fixe in real life. They would say their phone is either a fixe or a portable.