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  5. "Han har allerede en hund."

"Han har allerede en hund."

Translation:He has a dog already.

September 29, 2015



'He has already a dog' - how can this be wrong?


In English, you tend not to put adverbs directly after finite verbs like that. The natural position when an adverb is placed next to a verb is just before the finite verb. However, if the finite verb is a form of 'to be' or is an auxiliary verb, then it follows the finite verb.

Cf. 'He is already here' (finite verb is 'be', so after), 'he should already be here' ('should' is an auxiliary verb, so after) 'he already has one' (general case, so before), 'he has already had one' ('has' is being used as an auxiliary verb, so after).


I've spoken english for 40 some years and am just mow realizing how messed up adverbs are.


It doesn't sound natural in English.


I disagree :) "Why does he need a cat? He already has a dog!"


already has <--> has already


"already" is an adverb - it comes before every verb (but after "be")


That's almost true: it comes after 'be' and auxiliary verbs, as I've stated above.


I am a native English speaker (US) and I sometimes write like the original poster -- and I wanted to answer this question in that way. Maybe it's because I have studied other languages, idk? But because of that, several of my international facebook friends didnt believe I was really a USAmerican until they met me. It doesnt have a native speaker flow.


Yes, it is too picky to consider these answers incorrect. At most, just issue a warning like with the norwegian letters


He has already got a dog .. OR. He has a dog already


Or: He already has a dog.


He already has a dog means exactly the same as he has a dog already so it is not an inaccurate translation. Crazy, learn English Duolingo!!!


'He already has a dog' should be considered right answer, in my opinion. Sometime it depends on entonation, isnt it?


Why is this sentence in the 'clock' lesson?


Always geard ut as "Han er ..."

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