I always wonder how annoying it would be to have example sentences like this, but with incorrect math. E.g., "the sum of seven and nine is fourteen". That would be mean :-)
Don't worry, we're not doing that. Also we keep it simple as it's a language course, not a maths course. :)
I'm not really certain about this, but I think that it only lets you enter numbers instead of words when you're translating from Dutch to English, since I suppose that it assumes that you can spell English numbers, but it seems like it want's you to actually spell out the Dutch numbers.
yes. cause it said i should have written: "de som van twee en vier is zes". but i think both should be considered correct.
It's not saying you're solution was wrong, it's just showing you an alternative solution. We simply put "De som van twee en vier is zes." as what is referred to as the best translation in the incubator so that you can learn how to spell each number correctly.
no, i mean. My answer (2,4,6) was considered incorrect. and it also said that twee, vier, zes was the correct answer.
It's technically correct but it would probably be more helpful for your learning to write out the words
I think i'm intended to just use letters cause i've just had the same trouble with the audio: "Zeventig honden eten." which considered wrong "70 honden eten". it's ok. i'll just avoid using numerical characters for now i guess.
Very occasionally it accepts one of my numbers, but not very often, so, yeah, the same sort of thing.
I wrote addition instead of sum, is that not also correct? _ the addition of two and four is six
In English you wouldn't say "the addition of ... is ..."; you would say "the sum of ..."
I wrote "Two and four equals six" which sounds a lot more natural to me. Wasn't accepted. Is it just "translate word by word"?
It comes down to the same thing, but you're not including sum anywhere, while you can make a normal English sentence with it. In general it's best to stick close to the original sentence, but you still need to make normal/usual sentences, so often word by word translations don't work.