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Duolingo incorrect answer to question.

I was just given 'El perro de ellas come arroz.' as the correct answer to a question, could someone just confirm this is incorrect? I had '..ellas comen arroz' but it marked me down for that. Starting to doubt myself.

6 years ago

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I believe the verb corresponds to 'perro' and not 'ellas'. You can remove 'de ellas' from the sentence to verify it looks correct. 'El perro come arroz'

6 years ago

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Try to think about what the sentence is saying if that helps. In this particular instance, "The dog of the women eats rice," or similarly "The women's dog eats rice." Like in English, the dog is the noun that the verb is being matched with.

6 years ago

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OK, thank you. Looks like I'm going to have to watch out for that in future.

6 years ago