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    Hausaufgaben (auf)geben

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    Er gibt viele Hausaufgaben (auf).
    Comment
    "He gives many homeworks" sounds a bit strange, doesn't it?
    Authorsusi18 Sep 05, 13:15
    Suggestionto set homework
    Comment
    he sets a lot of homework
    he sets a large amount of homework


    #1Authorpenguin18 Sep 05, 13:27
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    thanks, that sounds really better :-)
    #2Authorsusi18 Sep 05, 13:30
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    Alternatively: He assigns...
    #3AuthorCarly18 Sep 05, 13:51
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    I support Carly. The normal US phrase is "assign homework".

    Is "set" British? Perhaps this is another BE/AE difference.
    #4AuthorGeorgeA (US)18 Sep 05, 22:07
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    Hi Carly and GeorgeA
    Yet another of those little differences that keep us all entertained...
    penguin's suggestion sounds better to my ear ...
    #5AuthorMarianne (BE)18 Sep 05, 22:26
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    @Marianne - Well, I didn't actually disagree...just proposed what sounded natural to my own ears :-))
    #6AuthorCarly18 Sep 05, 22:33
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    @ Carly
    that's what makes LEO so useful and such fun :-)))

    #7AuthorMarianne (BE)18 Sep 05, 22:42
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    @Marianne - Ain't that the truth!
    #8AuthorCarly 18 Sep 05, 22:47
    Suggestionset [BE] / give / assign [AE] a lot of homework
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    I agree that 'set' is BE. In AE, students might just say 'give,' though 'assign' is also fine.

    @susi: If you want to get a good grade on this homework assignment, you should remember that 'homework' is not a countable noun, so it can't be plural. (-:

    #9Authorhm -- us18 Sep 05, 22:48
     
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