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"De dief werd meteen herkend."

Translation:The thief was recognized right away.

8 months ago

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/BradyWilli
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I believe "straight away" should also be accepted as it is used interchangeably with "right away". I'm not sure if this is the case everywhere but it definitely is in Australia

7 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nullusaum
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Could "at once" be used as well? If so, these (and others) might be candidates for reporting.

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Masy6662
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I do agree, as I lived a long while in Australia. Over there straight away is quite acceptable

1 month ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eric900786

Could this also be said as "de dief was meteen herkend"?

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Simius
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No, sorry. The passive voice with the past tense "was/waren" as an auxiliary verb, is very rare.

It actually corresponds to the pluperfect, so it only makes sense in very specific contexts. Compare to the English:

"The thief had been recognized right away."

More about the passive voice here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/25000058

8 months ago