Suggestions to improve the Fluenz program #2
The next issue regarding Fluenz has to do with exclamation symbols. Even in challenge mode most of the punctuation symbols (period & question mark) have no importance. If you omit a question mark or a period the program still accepts the written form (if otherwise correct). You can even put in the wrong punctuation mark, put in one where it's not needed, put one in the middle of the sentence, etc, and the program still accepts the written form. However, exclamation points (including the upside-down exclamation point at the beginning of the sentence) have to be put in, and at the proper location. Otherwise, Fluenz will count the entry as incorrect.
The reason why this is important is because, of all the punctuation marks, the exclamation point should not be mandatory. The exclamation point represents the speaker or writer's giving high importance, urgency, emotion, etc, to the statement. There is no 100% guarantee that a particular word or phrase needs a guarantee. For instance "Vamos a bailar." and "¡Vamos a bailar!" are both correct. It's just that one is more emphatic than the other.
Open Nov 06, 2016 - 06:01 PM
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