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Mistakes in grammar tips might cause confusion.

After making a typing mistake I was concerned to be given the following tip by Duolingo on conjugating er verbs: parler = 'il /elle /on​ ​​parlre' and 'ils /elles ​​parlrent'

For those just beginning with the language, this sort of error in the tips is going to be very confusing. It's a shame there's no way to report errors/improvements to the grammar tips. For me, this highlights how important it is to use other sources of learning alongside Duo.

June 18, 2020

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[deactivated user]

    The mistakes in French (but not other courses) now have to be reported as bugs - the only people who can fix them are the inhouse linguists, who have taken over from the volunteers, and actually introduced a host of new mistakes into the course!

    Bug reporting uses this process: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/204728264-How-do-I-report-a-bug-


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SueJac1

    Thank you, I didn't realise we could report errors in the grammar.


    [deactivated user]

      For other languages, you can post issues in the language forums and the mods (who may even be the contributors) will ensure they are either fixed or sent to people who can.

      For French (and also Spanish I believe) the mods can no longer fix things and cannot forward them either.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nolemay

      That's a pity. Why can't they no longer fix things? There are many pronunciation mistakes in the French course.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MohamedShH1

      Merci beaucoup madame


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Indo.chine

      But those other sources will have errors, too. No site is perfect.

      I mean, yes, I do agree that a person needs to use more than Duo, but, still, no site is perfect.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nolemay

      It depends on the sites but françaisfacile or Babbel have really no mistakes and I have no money interest in them, I just noticed that. In the Duo French course, there are too many mistakes and it confuses the students a lot.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SueJac1

      I also use numerous good old fashioned books! Books are a great aid to learning grammar.

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