"You all help him."
Translation:Ihr helft ihm.
This is a sentence created by the Pearson cooperation ( https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24066422 ).
They didn't add a version of the sentence with Sie in it -- perhaps they forgot or simply didn't think to add it.
Report the missing alternative if you'd like.
RyanTip - By the formal case did you mean the following?:
"Sie helfen ihm."
At least that's what I understood, and it also got marked down as being an incorrect answer.
Funny how I would personally never use "you all", considering that "you" can refer to both plural and singular. At least that's what I can recall from elementary school.
I agree, but think of it as Pearson Corporation giving you a hint that it is plural instead of singular. Plus, I'd report it.
What's wrong with "Ihr alle helft ihm." Because I used 'alle', it was marked wrong.
I'm a native German speaker and I think this should be correct. "Ihr alle helft ihm." is a correct German sentence.
Sentences containing "you all" are those added by the Pearson team for their course - they use that phrase to indicate that they expect the answer ihr rather than du.
I suppose that both ihr and ihr alle should be accepted in that case but generally they do not.
Report the other version if you like.
Eventually, the Pearson sentences will be removed from the public course but I do not know when.
"Eventually, the Pearson sentences will be removed from the public course but I do not know when." Is the private course strictly DuoLingo with out the Pearson additions?
Because euch is dative or accusative (object form), but here "you all" is the subject and so you need the nominative case: ihr.
"You all" is okay, but where I live we prefer "y'all" or "all y'all." :)
Ihr helfen ihm... This marked wrong Why? Helfen is prural right?
"I helps him... this marked wrong Why? Helps is singular right?"
German doesn't have a "plural verb form" any more than English has a "singular verb form".
wir helfen (we help) and sie helfen (they help) have the same verb form but ihr helft (you [all] help) has a different verb form.
Not so much different from how "I help" and "you help" have the same verb form but "he helps" has a different verb form. There isn't just one "singular" or "plural" verb form -- in either language!
I've noticed a couple of people saying they've used certain words and been marked down. As there doesn't appear to be a keyboard option (at least on the web) and there isn't a button to press, how are they using alternative words?
there doesn't appear to be a keyboard option (at least on the web)
That's odd -- I thought it was only on the web where there was a little icon at the bottom of translation exercises allowing you to switch between a tapping exercise with a word bank and a typing exercise where you could enter free text.
It's possible that you're on the "wrong" side of an A/B test -- Duolingo is constantly testing various changes to see how they affect the learning process, and so Duolingo does not act identically for everyone.