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    Please find a mistake in this sentence !

    I had a test and there was a sentence asking me to find a mistake in it but I couldn't see any mistake and I thought it's a correct sentence. Here it is "It always takes me an hour doing my homework everyday".
    I think it's a mistake from the test editor. I saw another mistake (from the test editor) where it should've been "woman" (goes with "is") not "women" (goes with "are").
    Thank you very much !

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    Re: Please find a mistake in this sentence !

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    "It always takes me an hour doing my homework everyday".
    Hopefully you're not asking us to do your homework for you? :)

    In your above example it should say "It always takes me an hour to do my homework every day."

    The other question was not clear to me so you might try re-asking.

    I am not a teacher --just a native

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    Re: Please find a mistake in this sentence !

    No, that's not my homework. I don't really find a problem in it.
    As your answer I'm really not sure because as far as I know we have the structure "take somebody -time- doing something", I don't think I'm wrong with it. Need a teacher to finish this thread !
    Thank you !

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    Re: Please find a mistake in this sentence !

    I'm not a teacher, but I can assure you that that sentence needs to read "to do."

    I spent an hour doing my homework.
    It took me an hour to do my homework.

    I spend an hour practicing the piano every night.
    It takes me an hour to do just my scales every night.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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