"Hij maakt elke ochtend een wandeling."
Translation:He goes for a walk every morning.
he walks every morning. my answer seems to be a mix of both correct answers. is there a unspoken rule here?
Een wandeling maken = to go for/to take a walk/stroll.
So in that sense, saying he walks does not quite cover the meaning of the sentence
Are these analogies proper?
English: to walk, to go for a walk
French: marcher, faire une promenade
Dutch: lopen, een wandeling maken
So what about "Hij gaat voor" becuase he goes for a walk and does not make a walk. How do you make a walk?
Is this an example in which only "ochtend" and not "morgen" can be used for morning?
He is going for a stroll every morning ? "Is going" in plaats van "goes" ?
thanks, i checked the link, but it did not convince me because i read there: Group I Normal Verbs
Most verbs are "Normal Verbs." These verbs are usually physical actions which you can see somebody doing. These verbs can be used in all tenses.
to run, to walk, to eat, to fly, to go, to say, to touch, etc.
I eat dinner every day. I am eating dinner now.
Maybe have another look at the link about when the progressive tense is used.
To make it easier for you!:
- to express the idea that something is happening now, at this very moment
- "now" can mean: this second, today, this month, this year, this century, and so on. Sometimes, we use the Present Continuous to say that we are in the process of doing a longer action which is in progress; however, we might not be doing it at this exact second.
- Sometimes, speakers use the Present Continuous to indicate that something will or will not happen in the near future.
- The Present Continuous with words such as "always" or "constantly" expresses the idea that something irritating or shocking often happens. Notice that the meaning is like Simple Present, but with negative emotion.
Especially for you, also have a look when the simple present is used: http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/simplepresent.html
Please don't make me copy and paste that here as well...