https://www.duolingo.com/srdorothy

'elle mange' vs 'elles mangent

I can hear no difference between elle mange and elles mangent; same with masculine pronouns: il mange vs ils mangent. is there an audible difference? Or is this just one of those unsolvable conundrums? (or conundra, if you like 8^) If so, seems like there is ever only a 50/50 chance of getting it right in duolingo!

September 6, 2012

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https://www.duolingo.com/hugolemieux

There is no audible difference between "elle mange" and "elles mangent". Same for "il/ils" In the german duolingo, for "ist/isst", if the context isn't clear, both answers are good. It should be the same for this case. If duolingo says your wrong because you didn't choose the "good" one, send a feedback.

September 6, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/olimo
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Actually, I've never seen two sentences that both appear on Duolingo and have the exactly same sound. If you remember that you were supposed to write "elles mangent", you won't be mistaken :) This is just a workaround, though. Of course you should send a feedback if you are sure that there is another answer that sounds exactly the same and is grammatically correct.

September 6, 2012

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We're working on this, thanks guys! : )

September 12, 2012

https://www.duolingo.com/srdorothy

thanks, everyone...

September 13, 2012
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