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"The teacher on duty is Emilian"

Translation:Mwalimu wa zamu ni Emilian

October 19, 2019



Why is "Emilian ni mwalimu wa zamu" not accepted? What's the problem with the sentence?


slightly different connotation. The English sentence is more specific about who the teacher on duty is. If you were to begin with 'Emilian', you would phrase it as "Emilian ndiye mwalimu wa zamu". "Emilian ni mwalimu wa zamu" translates to "Emilian is a teacher on duty", which is slightly ambiguous; is he one of many? Is he just on the roster of teachers on duty?

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