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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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( t) A5 r3 Y  q( S" M1. My husband has a good job. She makes over 100,000 dollars a year.
4 r7 o5 {5 d# P+ V( _; u    My girlfriend did not live with me, because he is still in China.
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) G. }# Y) V+ Y) r+ Z; L* gThe 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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" j* ], g' `' ~- c& y9 x2. I do not like big rain, I like small rain., o2 e4 M$ K! E+ P8 c' O
3. Please close your phone.
$ l, i& b7 y8 x9 GThese 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.0 M- R; h3 v) P

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- q9 m8 K# c" E; A0 W4. How to say: heavy rain, light rain, and turn off your phone in English?0 Y, h8 d0 u$ `8 |4 v5 ]
The correct way to ask the question is like this: how do you say... in English?% ~$ p# F7 L4 u9 I7 m

- s! |! ?$ y4 H: q6 d3 o6 [5. I am a Chinese.
1 w; S4 y+ L! y1 {I am a Chinese person, or I am Chinese. . q' \4 b9 X8 W- {: i
6. He is a gay.! _" k, e2 s$ r5 F9 m. Y# c' x: d; U
He is gay. * Y$ d( P$ k5 S$ {

3 |4 B0 G  j) u, \/ L+ L7. Why? No why. * [8 t4 J6 l: O8 \
Not no why, no reason.
8 U0 `5 _: C( K8 T& Z8. Thanks! No thanks!# `5 ^7 H( t: o0 x- V

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