English for dummies (with Dutch sub titles)

April 6th, 2006

So every language group has a certain type of language errors they are prone to make. Dutch people generally speak terrific English (it's not a myth, it's true), but even here they have a way of making certain mistakes over and over and over. Yeah, I'm too lazy to keep notes and make a list of it, but most striking is the way they misuse make. "make the test", "make the exam", "make the exercises", it's "take the test", "take the exam", "do the exercises". No other error is as widespread as this one, it's like they never realize it.

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1 Responses to "English for dummies (with Dutch sub titles)"

  1. erik says:

    Yeah I've heard that one a lot. It's one of those mistakes that emerged from literal translation.