So claims a linguist. He claims that English is closer to Scandanavian languages, which explains why Norwegians and Swedes have an easier time learning English than other Europeans. He illustrates his claims by some examples from various grammaratical rules:
* Word order: In English and Scandinavian the object is placed after the verb:
I have read the book.
Eg har lese boka.
German and Dutch (and Old English) put the verb at the end.
Ich habe das Buch gelesen.
* English and Scandinavian can have a preposition at the end of the sentence.
This we have talked about.
Dette har vi snakka om.
* English and Scandinavian can have a split infinitive, i.e. we can insert a word between the infinitive marker and the verb.
I promise to never do it again.
Eg lovar å ikkje gjera det igjen.
* Group genitive:
The Queen of England's hat.
Dronninga av Englands hatt.
While, this makes perfect sense, I still cannot understand what the Swedish Chef is saying even he is talking about making donuts: