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


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

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.


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

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


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

thanks, everyone...

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