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"Jeg kunne have fået mange ting for den slags penge."

Translation:I could have gotten a lot of things for that kind of money.

May 16, 2017



Why is "many things" considered incorrect? Isn't "a lot" and "many" basically the same?


Got not gotten. Gotten is American


This is an American website.


English is not my native language, so I humbly ask whether "I could have had" is acceptable at either side of the pond.


That's what I wrote also, and which I would say in daily language... (Not native English speaker, though.) I could have had many things for that kind of money.


Why is it "for that kind of money" and not "with that kind of money"? wouldn't the latter make more sense?


My intuition (as a non-native speaker) is that if the sentence is about buying things, the former makes sense too: You trade in the money "for" other things. It is gone after that and not staying "with" you anymore.


'Gotten' is just bad English. The correct past participle is 'got'


The Oxford Dictionary lists "gotten" as the North American form of the past participle of "get": https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/gotten

"Got" is already an accepted answer and I have just added "obtained".


With "that amount of" the sentence would have a clear meaning. But how to understand "that kind of"/"den slags af" here? Does it make any sense or is it just a sentence for learning?


The audio is bad.. ... for den slags penge... There shall - in Danish - be a stress on the word .. den. In the DUO audio it is without intonation.. The thing is, that .. for den slags penge -means for that amount of money!


'Obtained' is correct English. There is no such word as 'gotten.'


You're living in a bubble. I have used "gotten" all my life, as have all my friends and family. We don't say "got" as a past participle in American English at all. That's an extremely British thing.


We dont say 'gotten' in the uk as a rule. Sorry for being extremely British.


Right, there ain't no such word like ain't and the same goes for gotten!


Correct, people can say/speak however they wish, but in a language course such as this, 'gotten' is very poor English, should not be used and is slang really. I also say 'Aint' sometimes in conversation but NEVER when writing a letter or a CV for a new job. Back to my 'Bubble'.


I am also back in my bubble. The system insists on its "gotten", our English teacher used to pull our ears if we used it. Duo: could you please kindly accept the differences between British an US-English? It is annoying, when an answer is marked as wrong, just because of that! Thank you!

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