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Minor but significant mistakes you may have made in speaking English

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发表于 2017-9-20 18:12 | 显示全部楼层 |阅读模式
Some friends, especially those who are just learning English, often make the following mistakes.
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( i  S/ n# v7 D7 t9 ~3 E1. My husband has a good job. She makes over 100,000 dollars a year.& \- s3 K2 i) r: Y) O- S
    My girlfriend did not live with me, because he is still in China.
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3 d3 e0 E. p" V* Z0 JThe reason to make this mistake is not due to grammar knowledge. One reason might be she and he have the same pronunciation in Chinese.4 A$ a- v! k# X/ }; [
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2. I do not like big rain, I like small rain.# o! h. @) q4 e3 \: f
3. Please close your phone., M) D" [% S1 n. f( d0 E
These mistakes are made because of direct translation. Another similar mistake is: I very like Canada. You really like Canada, or you like Canada very much.: K7 `: [1 k* T+ Y. i8 L
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, J% A9 J/ C+ B7 q$ ^8 R4. How to say: heavy rain, light rain, and turn off your phone in English?0 n( t5 H3 k' R) V7 ?# v
The correct way to ask the question is like this: how do you say... in English?4 L4 K' ~  J3 n$ F# s
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5. I am a Chinese.& `6 [7 m: g! ^, S; Y& `% `5 I7 S7 {
I am a Chinese person, or I am Chinese. 8 C1 I8 e; f1 q: d. y( f& R, j3 [
6. He is a gay.. ^7 o4 Z1 ?$ b, z3 z
He is gay. / C+ V) p6 w/ ?- E
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7. Why? No why.
# w) y) F. N" M# H! K' UNot no why, no reason.
1 L( j7 |  I/ x3 H0 D6 r2 h6 ^- y8. Thanks! No thanks!
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