"Un examen de español."
Translation:A Spanish exam.
I answered "A Spanish examination" and it corrected me to "An Spanish examination". But that is wrong, should be A, not An. 'Report' does not allow reporting an error in the English.
File a bug report. It should get more attention that way, and also allows you to specify exactly what's wrong. Also, only when you put, "A Spanish exam." does it correct you to say, "An Spanish exam." When you write something completely incorrect, it corrects you to say, "A Spanish exam." Just something interesting that I noticed.
Report it with "dictionary hints are wrong" or another similar option. Any type of report will draw contributor attention to the sentence. Though I would avoid the "audio is bad" option, since I'm pretty sure the contributors have no control over that aspect of the course (and therefore might ignore the report).
So I encountered the same question again later in the lesson and answered "A Spanish exam" and it was marked correct. Only if you answer "examination" does it want An instead of A.
Not true. I answered "A Spanish exam" & was told I needed AN Spanish exam. This form is not correct in English.
Duolingo has this tremendous resource of hundreds of users providing feedback. Now if they would only use it...
Thanks for the comment. Too late, though. I won't be able to find it back.
Maybe Duolingo should improve the way things can be reported.
It does allow you to report you in English. I just reported them mentioning your problem. You should try to explain what the mistake is.
my answer was AN EXAMINATION IN SPANISH, was marked wrong. Why aren't they both correct?
Same! You can't even put "An" Spanish exam. Not correct to English, but maybe the corrector is Spanish and he doesn't know to put "A" or "An"
I saw an explanation earlier that seems to be accurate. When a noun is used as a modifier, use de. For example colthes in the phrase 'a clothes store' becomes 'una tienda de ropa.' On the other hand ' an elegant store' is 'una tienda elegante.'
I think Duo maintains a list of responses deemed to be correct for each question. Duo is just a computer. It matches your response to those in its list. If there is no match, it marks it wrong.
There are tons of ways to say the same thing, and they may not all be in Duo's list. So there will be times when you are right but your response is not in the list.
Your options then are to report it, or forget it and move on. :)
And I was deemed incorrect in writing An exam in Spanish. Not the most commonly used English phrase perhaps, but a perfectly acceptable sentence construction. Reported.
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