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

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

Post by Hamsterdammer » Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:14 pm

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"

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

Post by Bert » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:22 pm

Hamsterdammer wrote: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"

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Why not "They have done each other's homework"? (Present perfect, voltooid tegenwoordige tijd.)

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

Post by ngonyama » Thu Apr 16, 2015 8:27 pm

I'm sure some people consider "do" more correct in English, but I would not like to have to feed the native speakers who use "make" instead.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Thank-yo ... 3565170187

Or in Ebonics:

i am the bitch whos does that, because i made my homework and i will be damned if i did that work for nothing see:
http://www.funnyjunk.com/Can+black+peop ... s/5397527/

On the converse is also true: In Dutch you say mostly "je huiswerk maken", but don't be surprised if you hear:

"Heb je je huiswerk al gedaan?"

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

Post by Hamsterdammer » Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:01 pm

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.

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

Post by knuffelbeertje » Wed May 06, 2015 12:24 am

'Making homework' really does sound strange in English.

'Making homework' klinkt inderdaad heel vreemd in het Engels.
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