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by Hamsterdammer
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:01 pm
Forum: Report an error
Topic: You "do homework" even if you "maakt huiswerk"
Replies: 4
Views: 3848

Re: You "do homework" even if you "maakt huiswerk"

Bert wrote:
Hamsterdammer wrote:You don't 'make' homework in English - you "do" homework.


Why not "They have done each other's homework"? (Present perfect, voltooid tegenwoordige tijd.)
You're no doubt right - I was concentrating on the MAKE vs DO issue.
by Hamsterdammer
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:14 pm
Forum: Report an error
Topic: You "do homework" even if you "maakt huiswerk"
Replies: 4
Views: 3848

You "do homework" even if you "maakt huiswerk"

You don't 'make' homework in English - you "do" homework.

"Ze hebben elkaars huiswerk gemaakt" is translated as "They made each other's homework." - it should be "they did each other's homework"

Found under "reciprocal pronouns"
by Hamsterdammer
Sat Feb 07, 2015 6:58 pm
Forum: Language exchange
Topic: My English for Your Dutch
Replies: 0
Views: 3661

My English for Your Dutch

I am a linguist and have also trained as a teacher of English as a foreign language. I would like to have a native Dutch speaker who would be there to answer specific questions in return for my helping with English. I'm a bit of a perfectionist so want to know what's "right" - not just what gets me ...
by Hamsterdammer
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:16 pm
Forum: Report an error
Topic: Foutenhoekje :-)
Replies: 28
Views: 32438

Re: Foutenhoekje :-)

Stressed ("Marked") Object Pronouns you have "wel" instead of "wil" in this first example: Het and dit/dat: Unmarked Ik wel het niet lezen. I do not want to read it. Marked Dit wil ik niet zien (maar dat andere boek wil ik wél lezen). This I do not want to read (but I would like to read that other b...
by Hamsterdammer
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:11 pm
Forum: Report an error
Topic: Foutenhoekje :-)
Replies: 28
Views: 32438

Re: Foutenhoekje :-)

Her: haar or ze? "Holland Ik heb haar op de markt gezien. I have seen her on the market. Flanders Ik heb ze op de markt gezien. I have seen her on the market." I think the English is a bit weird here - "I have seen her on the market" - suggests she is for sale! "I have seen her at the market" is a b...
by Hamsterdammer
Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: Report an error
Topic: Foutenhoekje :-)
Replies: 28
Views: 32438

Re: Foutenhoekje :-)

In the "Marked Subject Pronouns" section there is a phrase to difference in meaning with the use of "ze" and "zij". I am just wondering whether in the marked example below you've written "iemand" anders instead of "niemand" anders. Ze and zij (persons): Unmarked Dat zeggen ze altijd. They always say...