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Change order of conjugations in tutorial information?

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In Spanish, the Ustedes form is generally conjugated like ellos/ellas, but in Duolingo's conjugation tables (like in the Verbs:-Past skill) it is separated from those by the vosotros form. I understand why "you (plural Latin America)" and "you (plural Spain)" should be next to each other in the table, but can their order be reversed to make reading and learning from the table easier?

Thanks!

4 years ago

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I've done other Spanish courses, and the tables are always sorted like this. I'm sure it's to keep the "yous" together.

4 years ago

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Sure, keep the "yous" together...there's no reason why we can't put the Spain version first and Latin America version second, unless we believe so strongly in making some political statement ("Latin America first!") that we'll let it get in the way of good teaching and effective learning.

The other Spanish courses I've taken don't actually have separate rows for the two "you, plural" but just label by the pronoun. In those courses, there were two [pairs of] columns (singular vs. plural) and the last column has the conjugation for "nosotros" in the first row, "vosotros" in the second, and "ellos/ellas/ustedes" in the third row; a lesson early in the course taught the proper use of vosotros (regarding geography and formality) and we knew it after that.

4 years ago