"Boys drink water."

December 31, 2012


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

December 31, 2012

i agree.

January 13, 2013

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

January 26, 2013

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).

January 19, 2013
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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.

January 20, 2013
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I agree

January 16, 2013

Is there a reason why??

January 18, 2013

Oh good, I thought it was just me.

January 19, 2013

I'm also curious why.

January 20, 2013

I am learning all the Euro languages it has to offer on duolingo, and it started to confuse me after a while... but it's fun, considering it's a new way to explore my brain potential...

January 26, 2013
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