If that is true, then it should have accepted 'their' son as an answer - I understand that they are discouraging non-gendered words as they don't exist much in Hindi compared to English, and 'their' is technically plural, but in English it is used when the gender is uncertain
It seems that this course is introducing too many concepts too fast. I would appreciate more begining lessons with emphasis on reading the script, word order and gender. Those who are more advanced can test out to higher levels, and the beginers can have more practice before advancing.
The other languages i have studied on Duo start slow, with sentances of just a few words. Introduce only a few new words in each sentance and negatives are introduced in it's own section. Thank you for considering this.
In one question, it's uska beta skool hr din jaataa hai and in another it's uska beta hr din skool jaataa hai. Both meaning her son goes to school every day. Yet I'm marked wrong if i don't put it in the order that specific question asks. Does the word order somehow change the meaning that I'm missing? Because both English translations are the exact same :/
Interesting observation. "uska beta hr din skool jaataa hai" is the "standard" word order. The other word order you give is also possible, but it suggests an emphasis on the "har din" part. I have found that in the sort of "rhythm" or intonation of Hindi, that which comes directly before the verb may get a slight emphasis. So, "uska beta hr din skool jaataa hai" addresses where he goes every day (school). "uska beta skool hr din jaataa hai" sounds like something you'd say if you were already talking about going to school, and you wanted to especially note that the going to school happens every day. By default, if you were just making the statement without any prior conversation, you'd most likely state this fact with the "standard" word order, "uska beta hr din skool jaataa hai."
The questions mark me wrong if I put it in the opposite order than the one they're expecting. Guess I'll just have to report it next time around if it happens again. It's probably just a glitch then.
That's really good information to know about conversational language though. Thanks :)