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Help me sound Polish

Hey all! I like to amuse myself by pretending to be my friend's fictional Polish ex-boyfriend. I am easily amused. However, I don't actually know much about Polish except for a brief period when I was convinced it was the Greatest Language Evar. What are some features of Polish (or other West Slavic languages) that tend to come out in native speakers? What parts of English grammar do they tend to have trouble with?

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  • Used to usage

    Sometimes I say sentences such as: "Didn't that bakery used to be a fish shop?" It occurs to me that it would be more grammatically consistent if I…

  • Sporadic dropping of object in American English

    "Does the sandwich come with?" [overheard at deli, asking does a reuben include sides of pickles or kraut, something of that nature without…

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