The item has several child items, some of which contain notes about the verb,
others of which are separate drill items relating to the verb. In this example,
-all the child drill items test verb conjugation, and have the 'conjugate' card
-type. Which tense to test is specified by the =VERB_TENSE= property in each item,
-and the information about the verb is retrieved from the parent's
-=VERB_INFINITIVE= and =VERB_TRANSLATION= properties.
+all of the child drill items test verb conjugation, and have the 'conjugate'
+card type. Which tense to test is specified by the =VERB_TENSE= property in
+each item, and the information about the verb is retrieved from the parent's
+=VERB_INFINITIVE=, =VERB_TRANSLATION= and =VERB_INFINITIVE_HINT= properties.
Some of the conjugation items are empty -- this allows the user to past in
-conjugations as they are learned.
+conjugations as they are learned. They will automatically be excluded from
+drill sessions as long as their bodies remain empty.
-Following this item is an [[Old Style Verb][example]] of the "spanish_verb" card type. This is not
-as sophisticated or useful as the above example, but is intended to demonstrate
-how a function can control which subheadings are visible when an item is
+Following this item is an [[Old Style Verb][example]] of the older "spanish_verb" card type. This
+is not as sophisticated or useful as the first example, but is intended to
+demonstrate how a function can control which subheadings are visible when an
*** Regular Verb: bailar :verb:drill:
:VERB_TRANSLATION: "to dance"
:DATE_ADDED: [2011-04-30 Sat]
+ :VERB_INFINITIVE_HINT: "b..."
+It is generally a lot harder for language students to translate /to/ the
+foreign language, than to translate /from/ it. This is because when you see a
+sentence in the foreign language, you can often get the sense of the sentence
+by recognising the nouns and verbs; once this is achieved, combining them into
+a grammatically correct sentence in your native tongue is automatic and
+effortless. However, in the other direction, not only do you have to recall the
+correct nouns, verbs and so on, but you also have to put the words in the right
+order and get all the grammar and "in-between words" correct.
+Therefore, if you are learning a language you should generally test your
+ability to translate into the language, more often than you test your ability
+The following is an example of the card type =hide1_firstmore=. This card type
+works like =hide1cloze= but the /first/ clozed text area is guaranteed to be
+The second example is of a similar card type, =show1_firstless=. Here only 1
+clozed text area is visible during testing. 75% of the time, the /first/ area
+is guaranteed to be one of the hidden areas.
+ :DRILL_CARD_TYPE: hide1_firstmore
+Sp: [La mujer cuyo perro estamos buscando es mi jefe.]
+En: [The woman whose dog we’re seeking is my boss.]
+ :DRILL_CARD_TYPE: show1_firstless
+En: [between] or [among]
Below is an example of a card that tests the user's ability to translate random