Yes, that apostrophe problem has raised its noxious head on other courses. We can't seem to get rid of it.
With the immeasurable additions and innovations the French team has put into the new course they deserve praise and thanks and we all need to be patient until any glitches are corrected. What has been revealed today is too precious to let these glitches spoil our joy and appreciation.
Thank you team French.
The most frustrating thing here is the reporting system which does not allow us to report this correctly. I resort to clicking the button that says the French is wrong, even though that is not the case. I have had this problem with other reports. The "streamlined" reporting is clumsy and encourages inaccurate reporting.
The staff at Duolingo are aware of this bug. I don't know the timeline for getting it fixed, unfortunately. As far as the streamlined reporting system, your concerns are not likely to be seen by staff here in a sentence discussion. For this issue, I recommend that you go here to file a bug report. You will have a better chance that the staff will see it and maybe make some changes.
Reaching out and asking for HELP is always the best place to start when confused about an issue. It is better than any unsubstantiated critique. It is my experience that DUO, HELP offers many solutions to common inquiries. Not related but of great importance to me, the feature DUO offers that I love the most, is the ability to edit and or, delete, my previous comments after I discover I am incorrect or have written something inaccurately. Or that my point was well taken. Who knows I may even decide to remove this comment because you CommeuneTexane you have already supplied the learner with the appropriate remedy in far fewer words than I.
MicheleMiFi, I hope you continue to post thoughtful comments in the sentence discussions. We are all learning together here, and I am grateful for all those that take the time to explain a grammar point, linguistic nuance or in some other way enrich the conversation. I have benefited a great deal from reading the sentence discussions. :-)
With great certainty, I can say this; regarding the placement of an apostrophe anywhere in a word, for English speakers per sé, it is complicated, to say the least. Most of us ignore it or don't even use it at all, quite inaccurately. In English, this lesson is not easily retained...haha. so the laugh is on us. Not DUO. We "English speakers" for the most part would love to forget about its' placement, period. With all these back and forth comments about "the boys' fries'" I just had to shed some light humor on the subject.