https://www.duolingo.com/BrainyPirate

inconsistent use of "the" in the answers

The accepted answers are really inconsistent with regards to when they accept "the" before nouns--I often get marked wrong for adding "the" but then occasionally I get marked wrong for NOT adding "the". The discussion pages lead me to believe that there is no difference in Swahili between "an object" and "the object", so it's frustrating to have to repeat so many exercises because they don't accept the use of "the".

March 12, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3

Yeah, it's a pain. There might be rationale in certain situations (but sometimes they've constructed something that's just incorrect in the major standard English dialects), but mostly there's no rhyme or reason to what is or isn't accepted article-wise. Report where missing, and hopefully they'll get added soon. Many already have been.

March 12, 2018
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