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

"Boys drink water."

December 31, 2012

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

The question didn't have a definite article but the answer requires one? Weird.


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

In Italian you still need to use the definite article when making generalisations


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

I'm Spanish native speaker and it's the same in Spanish (both are latin languages and gramatically very similar): all nouns require the article when making a sentence, no matter if there's an article in the original English sentence (I can think of only very few exceptions).


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

In portuguese if you say "meninos bebem √°gua" (boys drink water) it's a valid sentence. It means the same it's meant in english, which is, boys, in general, drink water.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jeslam1

Is there a reason why??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kfarrel3

Oh good, I thought it was just me.


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

I'm also curious why.


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

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