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"Do I need to hold a speech?"

Translation:Moet ik een toespraak houden?

3 years ago

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I think the English should say "Do I need to make a speech", and have reported it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prwh
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... or "give a speech", but not "hold a speech" (Dunglish); I too have reported it.

3 years ago

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El2theK
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3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/prwh
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Thanks; I learn something new (almost) every day.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AndrewsSuzy
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but 3 of the 4 are American English and the more Duolingo I do the more I think we need a British English and American English course!!! ;) I wonder who wrote the article for the Independent. Perhaps the fact that it's called "Independent UK" suggests it is for a US audience??

3 years ago

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No it's the British paper "The Independent", to which I referred to as Independent UK as there are multiple countries with a paper called "(The) Independent" such as Ireland (http://www.independent.ie) and possibly other countries.

3 years ago

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Very interesting, El2the K. Perhaps "make a speech" and "give a speech" should be accepted as alternatives.

3 years ago

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Dead right!

3 years ago