Could this not be "They defeat your enemies"?
It could, yes. It's kind of ambiguous.
The beat their enemies is also correct in fact much more common!!....but not allowed by the system
Should be 'they', not 'the'. I agree that 'beat' is a more common translation in casual English. But 'beat' also has the meaning of 'bater - to hit'. 'Defeat' is better for written and formal English.
Forgive me for missing off the "y".. But I do not disagree. My point was simply that both "They beat" and "They defeat" are correct!
shouldn't "they defeat HIS enemies" be correct also?
Yes, it is also right.
and her enemies, I take it?!
thanks for the quick reply
Yes, another option too =)
Why "they defeat their foes" is not correct"?
Qual a diferença entre estas sentenças :
They defeat their enemies.
they defeat your enemies.
They defeat YOUR enemies = you, 2nd person, the one the speaker is talking to = voce, voces
They defeat THEIR enemies = they, 3rd person, someone over there, not the speaker, and not the one the speaker is talking to = eles, elas