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Dunglish: 12 mistakes Dutch speakers always make..

The Dutch are considered to be the best English speakers in Europe. However, they still have a few problems with certain sentences.

 

Read through the following statements and see if you can find the mistakes!

  1. I have an own house.
  2. A small percent of these houses are new.
  3. He decided to have his house isolated before the winter.
  4. How does he look like?
  5. Peter is away for business.
  6. They increased prices with 5%.
  7. His teacher learns him English.
  8. He asked his chef for a free day.
  9. He hardly never goes on holiday.
  10. The advertisement is standing in the newspaper.
  11. We look forward to see him.
  12. I see you tomorrow.

So, all the sentences above include a mistake. Can you find all 12 mistakes?

Please reply in the β€˜comment’ box below.

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14 thoughts on “Dunglish: 12 mistakes Dutch speakers always make..

  1. TakanoriNo Gravatar

    I have my house.
    Only a small percent of these houses are new.
    He decided to have his house to be isolated before the winter.
    What does he look like?
    Peter is away from the business.
    They raised prices up.
    His teacher teaches him English.
    He asked his chef about a free day.
    He hardly goes on holiday.
    The advertisement is standing on the newspaper.
    We look forward to seeing him.
    See you tomorrow.

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      Well done Takanori, you have number 4, 7, 9 & 11 correct. The others are still not right…?

  2. Tseperka MariaNo Gravatar

    1)I have my own house.
    2)A small amount/a low percent of these houses are new.
    3)He decided to isolate his house before the winter./He decided to have his house being isolated before the winter.
    4)What does he look like?
    5)Peter is away for doing business.
    6)Prices have already increased.
    7)He learns English by his teacher./He tought English by his teacher.
    8)He requested to his chef for a day off./He asked his chef for having a free day.
    9)He hardly ever goes on holidays.
    10)The advertisement which standing on the newspaper.
    11)We are looking forward to seeing him.
    12)I will see you tomorrow.

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      Maria, god try πŸ™‚ No’s 2 3 5 6 7 8 10 are still incorrect…try again πŸ˜‰

  3. Beril AbbakNo Gravatar

    1 I own a house.
    2-A small percentage of these houses are new.
    3-He decided to be isolated his house before the winter.
    4-What does he look like?
    5-Peter has been away for business.
    6-They increased prices by 5%
    7-His teacher teaches him English
    8-He asked his chef for a free day
    9-He hardly ever goes on holiday
    10.The advertisement is standing on the newspaper.
    11.We are looking forward to seeing him.
    12.I will see you tomorrow.

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      Beril, no’s 1, 3, 5, 8, 10 are still incorrect, but great try! πŸ™‚ Try try try again πŸ˜‰

  4. VincenzoNo Gravatar

    1.I have MY own house.
    2.A small PERCENTAGE of these houses is new.
    3.He decided to have his house isolated before winter. (without the)
    4.How does he look like? (I don’t know…maybe It’s a trick ;))
    5.Peter is OUT for WORK.
    6.They increased prices BY 5%.
    7.His teacher TEACHES him English.
    8.He asked his chef a free day. (without for)
    9.He hardly never goes on holiday. (I don’t know)
    10.The advertisement is standing ON the newspaper.
    11.We ARE LOOKING forward to SEEING him.
    12.I’LL see you tomorrow (in this case the future form GOING TO could be correct?)

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      No’s 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 are still not right, give it another shot πŸ™‚

  5. YordankaNo Gravatar

    1. I have my own house.
    2. A small percent of these houses are new.
    3. He decided to isolate his house before the winter.
    4. What does he look like?
    5. Peter is far away for business.
    6. They increased prices over 5%.
    7. His teacher teaches him in English.
    8. He asked his chef for a day off.
    9. He never went on holiday.
    10. The advertisement is standing on the newspaper.
    11. We are looking forward to see him.
    12. Let’s see you tomorrow.

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      Yordanka, only no’s 1 and 4 are correct, the rest are not right…try again πŸ™‚

  6. Vincenzo (2nd shot)No Gravatar

    1.I have MY own house.
    2.A small PERCENTAGE of these houses is new.
    3.He HAS DECIDED to have his house isolated before winter.
    4.WHAT does he look like?
    5.Peter is OUT for business.
    6.They increased prices BY 5%.
    7.His teacher TEACHES him English.
    8.He asked his chef for HAVING a free day.
    9.He hardly EVER goes on holiday.
    10.The advertisement is standing OVER the newspaper.
    11.We ARE LOOKING forward to SEEING him.
    12.I’LL see you tomorrow

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      No’s 3, 5, 8, 10 are still incorrect Vincenzo πŸ˜‰

  7. Helen K LeeNo Gravatar

    1. I have my own house!
    2. A small percent of these houses is new.
    3.He had decided to have his house isolated before the winter.
    4.What does he look like?
    5.Peter is away from business.
    6.They increased prices by 5%.
    7.His teacher teaches him English.
    8.He asked his chef if he could have a free day.
    9.He hardly ever goes on holiday.
    10.The advertisement is standing on the newspaper.
    11.We are looking forward to seeing him.
    12.I’ll see you tomorrow.

    • Darren HainNo Gravatar

      No’s 2, 3, 5, 8, 10 are still incorrect Helen πŸ˜‰ try again

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