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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.
$ r' z* Y; A4 E' h- F" t+ v    My girlfriend did not live with me, because he is still in China.
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The reason to make this mistake is not due to grammar knowledge. One reason might be she and he have the same pronunciation in Chinese.$ ^: a7 O+ r* @( r: V
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2. I do not like big rain, I like small rain., ]& _. M+ r. P/ |
3. Please close your phone.
* d5 T0 t' n/ m0 TThese 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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! w5 D5 ~2 d+ Z: a. l4 b' Z7 N, k% ~4. How to say: heavy rain, light rain, and turn off your phone in English?* n' S# k: F: z6 ~: ^
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.! c7 U. v& @  R6 E: D0 g$ T- g
I am a Chinese person, or I am Chinese.
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He is gay.
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7. Why? No why.
* A  _9 H2 g& B2 |. P/ m1 P" D$ m; P6 {Not no why, no reason.
5 A0 {( j  N, d4 U6 l. B; o8. Thanks! No thanks!! C  c% t+ q4 @% k0 m
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