https://www.duolingo.com/guadis273

"select missing words" questions (french)

Sometimes this questions can have two correct answers (masculine or female) but only the masculine answer is accepted as correct. I might be wrong but I don't remember this happening before. I think either both answers should count, or just not have the female option if masculine it's going to be taken as the default gender.

June 25, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

Indeed, both should be accepted. But beware that sometimes, only the masculine is correct. Do you have a concrete example?

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/guadis273

I know sometimes only masculine applies, but it's happened to me with sentences like "je suis --- " having both a masculine and female adjective as options to complete it, but only the masculine accepted. I'd understand if masculine was stated as default gender, but it's very confusing when it doesn't happen in any other type of excersise (at least that I can remember). I've seen other people complain about it in the sentence discussion and I always repport it, but it's hard to do during a timed practice.

June 25, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/BastouXII

You are right. These exercises should be converted to check box questions where one can select more that one and mark it wrong if both answers are not checked.

June 25, 2014
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