"Ils boivent, donc elle boit."
Translation:They drink, so she drinks.
I understand that donc = so, but "therefore" is more commonly used as a translation and should be accepted as the correct answer. In English: "They drink, therefore she drinks."
"They are drinking, so she is drinking" is an accepted translation, with both verbs in the same tense form.
why do they both have to be in the same tense form. There's nothing wrong with mixing forms in English.
What about 'they are drinking, do she drinks'. I put this and was marked wrong.
The conjugation is different and the pronunciation as well:
- il boit = bwa
- ils boivent = bwaV
I agree, this was also how I phrased it as it is more natural sounding in Canadian English.
donc is more informal than hence, hence would probably be used for something like par conséquent
bois and boit sound the same you won't be able to know which word the speaker is saying
If you know the conjugation of the verb "boire", you can't confuse "bois" - reserved for "je" or "tu" - and "boit" - valid for "il" or "elle".
"Ils boivent, donc elle boit." I translated, " They are drinking, so she drinks" Correct Yes? Duo says no!! Wants "They drink . . . I have never had this problem before. Surely both choices are correct. Are they not?
I used " therefore she drinks " and it was not accepted. Therefore ( :-} ) I decided to report it.
One can. "Elles boivent, donc elle boit" is an accepted translation as well.
it's "he" when it's il. it's "they" when it's ils. this applies to elles as well. :)
Frequently, when I do the timed exercises, I time out even tho, I am typing at record speed? shouldn't the timing be lengthened with the more complex answers to allow time for typing?
I hate that I am forced to write something that I have just reported. in the way Duo demands, to move on in the exercises
I agree with Kate Reid. “Ils boivent” translates as either “They drink” or “They are drinking”
It is correct because of 'lls' plural which must go with boivent. So Ells boivent donc ll boit. Donc can go as in this context