So using "ed" is optional?
Yes, except when the following vowel is an e.
I used ed and was marked wrong.
Just marked me wrong for using ed.
In a dictation exercise anything different from what the speaker says is a mistake: you're free to use ed in the reverse exercise, https://forum.duolingo.com/comment/2265120
So using(ed) is optionnal. I agree.
As for duolingo
We repeat and we learn
Sometimes we repeat and forget, and then forget again.
The difference is studying is active and learning is passive right?
"studying" is just one way to learn. When children learn to walk, they do not study, but they do practice.
Learning is about results. At school, I studied French, but I learnt nothing.
Why not "studiamo ed impariamo"? Thanks :)
Because you have to type what you hear,it says "e",not "ed". Theoretically,ed is more correct. I don't even know why I'm here,I'm italian.
I think that when a conjunction and the next word are a vowel, the conjunction should be: ed. Could someone clarify?
You are right. Saying "e" is not that correct,but you have to type what you hear,sooo...
It won't accept & instead of "and"!
Pleonasm in practice
Why not: let's study and learn?
I also wrote "ed". I have reported it because this should be accepted as correct.
In what form did you get this sentence? In a listening exercise you have to write what you hear, regardless of any other possible way to say it.
You are right, of course. What was I thinking?