Elles sont / Ce sont
Duolingo stated "elles sont des femmes" is wrong. I get that "ce sont ..." is one correct way to say "they are women", but I'm pretty sure I learned in school that you can also say "elles sont ..." Do you guys agree? Is it an error or am I mistaken in some way? If so, could someone explain it to me? Merci. :)
Being only mildly proficient in French I will try. "Elles sont" makes it immediately clear, we are talking about females. "des femmes" would be stressed and convey the fact that they are women and not girls. "Ce sont" is more impersonal and the whole phrase just means they are females. Of course your translation should be accepted and you can do something about that by using the feedback.