https://www.duolingo.com/profile/THason

Multi-choice sentence exercises

I originally added this comment to a particular exercise, but maybe it's better to put it in the general forum - and the comment section of that test were mostly four years old anyway. So here goes:

I have gone through a few of the Norwegian exercises (down into the 'intermediate' sections) because I was curious. And I've noticed that in all the multi-choice exercises only the 'right' answer uses a sentence which makes any sense grammatically. Why is that? I think it would be much better if all the choices have correct grammar, not only the one sentence with the correct meaning. Because now, as soon as you understand basic grammar, you can just pick the one sentence which makes sense grammatically, without the need of actually understanding the meaning and if it matches the English sentence.

July 31, 2019

3 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VitGryfny

True. I do not even read those sentences to understand them. I am just looking at the sentences wich contain the words from completely different world and making no sens, and I simply exclude them - this leads me to the right answer.

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bsun95

I agree completely--and it's not just in the Norwegian course, either!

July 31, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jia673264

I believe this is because Duolingo randomly puts words together to create the other choices and often it ends up being that the other sentences do not make any sense.

July 31, 2019
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