i can not hear the difference in the accent, stating if it is a question or not. maybe i have to go to Italy for learning:)
But you can pick it up from the phrasing. You would not say "He prefers spring or autumn" -he prefers one, not either spring or autumn.
If somebody said that to me, I'd presume they meant they preferred them over summer or winter.
Me too, depending on the phonetic presentation. Unless I'm mistaken, replacing "o" with "oppure" would have clarified the either/or-meaning in Italian.
I put 'Does he prefer spring to autumn'.... Could this be considered correct?
No, you're making an assumption that he prefers spring, and you are asking for confirmation or refutal. The response to your question is "Yes" or "No".
The original sentence merely asks which of the two he prefers. The response is either "Spring" or "Autumn".
Cancel that it was right using autumn. Id made a mistake at the start of sentence.
I am still so confused about when to use the definite article. For example, here we use it in Italian but not in the English translation. But when preferring carne or pesche (another example in this lesson), we don't use the definite article in either the Italian or the English. There are many other examples of this confusing situation.
If Duo doesn't accept your translation, report it. Venting is understandable but ultimately futile as I have found out myself.
Am I right in thinking preferisce is when you are asking one person but if there was more than one person you would use preferisci?
Italian verbs conjugate or change endings for each kind of pronoun:
io preferisco I prefer
tu preferisci you prefer
lui/lei preferisce he/she prefers
noi preferiamo we prefer
voi preferite you prefer
essi/esse/loro preferiscono they prefer
You can look a verb up on Wiktionary and then click on Conjugation, currently we are using the Indicative Present tense. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/preferire
It was wrong . He perefers is corect .not perefer . And its a question .so its better to say does he perefer .
In england we do not say fall we say autumn. My answer should not have been marked incorrect. It is time Duo lingo was aware of these differences.
In most of the world l'autunno is autumn only in the US is it fall Is this the american version of Duolingo or a world version