- Thanks for your corrections Maryka :) Much of the time I don't know
how to express myself in Dutch as I haven't studied the relevant
grammar (my understanding of grammar as a subject isn't great), but
it's good fun to have a go. One day I'll surprise everyone by
writting perfect Dutch :D
--- In DUTCH-ENGLISH-STUDY-GROUP@yahoogroups.com, "Maryka Sennema"
> "Er" is used like "it" in English sometimes. It usually falls inthe third
> place in a sentence (after subject and verb in a hoofdzin and afteralso don't
> conjuncntion and subject in a bijzin). So if you want to say, "I
> like it but I must use it at work", you would say something alongthe lines
> of "Ik houd er ook niet van maar ik moet er op mijn werkgebruiken". Your
> current sentence translates into "I also don't like but I must use atunderstanding
> work". As in English, you have to have an object in those sentences!
> Also, if you want to use "sinds" meaning "since" (=time), my
> is that the verb must always be in the present tense. Thus, "bijmij thuis
> gebruik ik Fedora Core 6 sinds twee week geleden" or something.work in
> Alternatively, "over de laatste twee weken heb ik Fedora Core 6 bij mij
> thuis gebruikt".
> Not sure if my sentences are entirely correct! Translated by me, a
> progress as a Dutch speaker.