Seiclo - typo in a question.

I got the question Write "Cycle" in Welsh, I answered beic as I expected from the format of the question that it wanted the noun, but the answer required was seiclo.

January 29, 2018


Was that a picture question? There was one, recently deleted, where it was unclear if the answer should have been beic or seiclo/beicio.

January 30, 2018

Yes, it was a picture question. If it comes up again I'll let you know.

February 1, 2018

... And what is the problem here? It wanted the verb, and you answered with "bike". It's not a typo as I can see.

January 29, 2018

The problem is that there was no clue that it wanted the verb, together with the fact that translating a Welsh verbnoun into English always expects either "to VERB" or "VERBing" but not the bare stem "VERB", which could be misunderstood for a command form or a noun.

So if it wanted a verbnoun seiclo, I would have expected a prompt "to cycle" or "cycling" -- precisely to avoid this kind of misunderstanding!

January 30, 2018
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