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"Honden, katten, paarden, olifanten, eenden en schildpadden zijn dieren."

Translation:Dogs, cats, horses, elephants, ducks and turtles are animals.

July 19, 2014

18 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DavidEspRus

I think this sentence is too short, it should have 400 different animals to make it worthwhile.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boss_Lady_

Does the Oxford Comma apply similarly in Dutch?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jayeidge

What is the Oxford Comma?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Boss_Lady_

When listing a group of items the Oxford Comma comes directly before the word and clarifying how the items are grouped.
Here's a good explanation: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serial_comma

Also this: http://stephentall.org/2011/09/19/oxford-comma/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/scarcerer

You answered your own question with the first link. See "other languages".

No.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/farema7

urgh, i love oxford comma :( sadly it is called oxford and only apply to english


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tha_FEEEEEEEEEET

why were the turtles listed last

:(


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AdaminesChaffee

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Clive148704

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/umut526440

Honden,katten,paarden,olifanten,eenden, en schildpadden zijn dieren

Is this wrong? It say wrong


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ollyfer

I think it understood it as wrong because you missed the spaces, so that the algorithm read it as one single word. Remember that this is an I/O checking your answers, not a human being.

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