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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 19:12 | 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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1. My husband has a good job. She makes over 100,000 dollars a year.
- w2 b* q6 V  V$ U( \2 d    My girlfriend did not live with me, because he is still in China." Y, I- V- N# X& A7 ~0 V1 l/ m

. K/ H8 s' V8 I2 UThe reason to make this mistake is not due to grammar knowledge. One reason might be she and he have the same pronunciation in Chinese.: k6 o$ D/ o, a2 b

) d3 ?$ a) [$ A* M) W2. I do not like big rain, I like small rain.* R: w4 p, d. e
3. Please close your phone.
( C* x9 R- L4 r+ n( Y# n; DThese 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.
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4. How to say: heavy rain, light rain, and turn off your phone in English?) V" y, d0 g+ g6 p! Y0 M
The correct way to ask the question is like this: how do you say... in English?
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+ u  {4 d' Y' |  [7 q/ y3 k. j5. I am a Chinese.
8 `: ?2 Q) L; S9 K9 gI am a Chinese person, or I am Chinese.
3 C) P+ U3 b. }  s' r6. He is a gay.8 @  r5 M& y4 |8 d
He is gay.
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! ~  @% W8 s2 ]) j+ t4 B3 [7. Why? No why.
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8. Thanks! No thanks!
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