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Yes, you can use either Zij or Ze. In a later section of the lesson KaiEngle posted:
" The difference is actually in the emphasis. In this particular sentence, 'zij' and 'ze' are interchangeable :)
" 'zij' is more emphatic than 'ze'
" So you use it to express something like 'I have no sandwich, but she does.'
" 'Ik heb geen boterham, maar zij wel.' "
You're right, it's emphasis/stress:
- zij heeft een fiets (hij niet) = SHE has a bike (he hasn't)
- ze heeft een fiets (geen auto) = she has a bike (not a car)
Zij is also used when you're pointing at someone.
There are some more pronouns and possessives that have this distinction (but not all have it!). See: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/3734337