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My Duolingo exercise of today

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After all the (rightful) grumbling I hear and take part in about weaknesses of Duolingo when doing Spanish: Present Perfect yesterday it really made my day ! All the sentences were understandable, the translations feasable etc. Mistakes made were my own through lack of concentration and/or simple stupidity. Thank you Duolingo ! What is your favorite/most enjoyable Duolingo exercise ?

5 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaMarie

Well if someone hadn't posted a link to help us understand the present perfect tense we would have been on our own to figure out that unit. I was working on it yesterday as well and didn't have that great a time. When I reached these mid level verb sections like Verbs 3 and this one, the sentences suddenly got longer and more complex. I needed help with word order. Some units give you preliminary instruction and others just launch you on your own. For example, Phrasal Future gives you some explanations and charts. Present Perfect gives you nothing if not for the users who posted some help.

5 years ago

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@DonnaMarie; thanks for your answer. Actually, after all the bashing Duolingo received recently, I had hoped we users could pick something from Duolingo with which we were happy or satisfied. DonĀ“t you remember an exercise or something similar when you found yourself saying "I am glad I did this Duolingo exercise"?

5 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DonnaMarie

I know, I tried to post something positive the day of the big rebellion and they voted my comments down. Pretty funny. What I can say is they did improve the structure of the skill tree. I am glad it is easier to see what you have accomplished and where you have to go. But I think a lot of sections still need to be developed. They don't have enough acceptable alternatives and at least a little lesson instruction before you launch into these more difficult language structures. Just failing your way through a bunch of sentences doesn't create a good learning experience. Then I end up writing them down word for word so I can get them right next time, rather than learn why I missed those items. And yes, I went through the early lessons so easily I thought it was great. I just think they haven't finished developing these more difficult units.

5 years ago