The other day my 11 year old Portuguese niece begged me to help her out with her English homework. She had written a short essay and she asked if I could go over it. I couldn’t help but notice her very first sentence: “I waked up at 7am to go to school.”
When I asked her what was wrong with it she immediately replied: “waking up at 7am, that’s way too early for me.”
Close enough, I thought, but not exactly.