This might be a topic for Memrise-at-Large rather than just Italian, but since I’m using Memrise to learn Italian, I decided to post it here.
I sure would like to have an option to include the longer phrases and sentences as ones that might have to be typed out “long hand” by the student (while retaining the other options - multiple choice, pick and order the words, audio recognition, etc.). Even if Memrise was “unforgiving” and required an exact match (not easy for the student for longer phrases and sentences), I think this would be a good enhancement to this program! Maybe it could be a user-selectable option to turn this feature on or off. At the beginning levels it may be too much to ask the student to spell the longer phrases and sentences exactly correctly, but later on… maybe not a bad idea.