Walks or goes? What's the difference
If Duolingo was expecting "walk", they would have proposed "marche".
Not "the dog goes near the cat"?
"Vers" means towards.
Yet it's translated as near underneath it...
Why not "the dog goes near the cat?" In English we would say in the negative, "Don't go near X."
vers = to, at, towards, toward; after; about, around
Going toward France does not necessarily mean I am near it. Similarly, the dog going toward the cat does not mean the the dog is actually near it.
It says near RIGHT there!