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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
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Some friends, especially those who are just learning English, often make the following mistakes.
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1. My husband has a good job. She makes over 100,000 dollars a year.
" ?  {! I& b, N  d    My girlfriend did not live with me, because he is still in China.
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0 Q; H( V" k( K0 SThe reason to make this mistake is not due to grammar knowledge. One reason might be she and he have the same pronunciation in Chinese.
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2. I do not like big rain, I like small rain.
# i, P, g' [' R" V7 J3. Please close your phone.3 T$ U7 N( `$ i2 o0 H8 ^
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.  J( ?  A  C  K! h% u( u; D

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4. How to say: heavy rain, light rain, and turn off your phone in English?- t/ A/ _' }0 N" r/ Z* n1 L
The correct way to ask the question is like this: how do you say... in English?
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5. I am a Chinese.; p, T  {' i/ F( W
I am a Chinese person, or I am Chinese.
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He is gay. . H$ G$ x5 N) [( K9 X& y# \" z

; C2 q3 ^1 W# ]( u; r  V% m! F7. Why? No why.
& E5 C( p, `; sNot no why, no reason. 3 R' X. x  b. w2 K$ d1 _+ C5 h4 p
8. Thanks! No thanks!
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