"The moose"


November 23, 2014

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If this wasn't a lesson in plurals, this would be hard to answer.


I had it in an animal lesson...


I was practicing all skills, and was marked incorrect for submitting Älg.

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Älg is incorrect since we are looking for the definite form here. "Älgarna" and "älgen" are equally correct answers


Ah, I now see the error of my ways. Tack.


so moose is in english singular and plural for älg? so you would say : a moose - en älg, the moose - älgen, moose (p) - älgar, the moose (p) - älgarna. ?? sorry my native languague is not english :) (i thought it was Mooses the plural in english)


Yes, that is exactly right.


okey, thank you


I got to this one in the second animals lesson, having only seen it as singular, and was marked wrong for giving singular 'älgen' w/no way to know or expect the plural was required. I don't want to report it if this question usually shows up in the lesson on plurals, but a (plural) note would be awfully helpful!


I agree! I've not gotten to any plural lessons yet and was confused when I did not have älgen to tap on for an answer. So by sheer luck, as I knew the other option were definitely wrong, I got this one marked correctly.


It's an annoying byproduct of how Duolingo works - it's a correct answer, so we have to accept it, but the system then decides arbitrarily to show it to you even though it's not the default answer - and even though you haven't seen the plural before. Unfortunately, we can't do much about that. :(


Same problem; I have yet to do ANY plurals before now so this was way out there for me!


How does one pronounce "älgarna"?


This is getting me confused. I tot the plural of moose is älgen and now i discover that the moose is also älgarna, but if this process is used for other words, you ll b marked incorrect....


There should be an indication in the question that it's about plural


Ambiguous sentences accept both/all correct answers. :)


Why is "Älgen" marked wrong? This is a lesson before plurals so I did not think it would be älgarna, which is the correct answer but I thought "älgen" should be correct as well.


älgen is also accepted as an equal default, actually.


Yes it should be. But when I tried to enter it, it was marked wrong and the corrected answer was "älgarna".


Oh, I don't doubt that, just wanted to let you know that since it's accepted, it was likely a bug and not an administrative oversight.


Yeah that would be a bug because if I recall correctly animals chapter comes before plurals and "the moose" (plural) would indeed be älgarna.


Don't agree with this one. Although we say "moose" for singular and plural, I would only say "the moose" for one moose. If there were more, I would say "the herd of" or "the group of" moose. I'd treat "the deer" or "the sheep" in the same way.

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