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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.
5 `* I* ^) Z; l* R    My girlfriend did not live with me, because he is still in China.
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" C& l, Y, z" |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.3 G, c  b, G: y# f$ I2 T) K  [

& l8 [3 Y- o; r2. I do not like big rain, I like small rain.
' s; w3 s. f( l( N3. Please close your phone.
3 e( p( o4 r" {6 M) 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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$ j. h! ~1 D2 l! |: w& N& n- b4. How to say: heavy rain, light rain, and turn off your phone in English?
( d5 Y) w! O9 dThe correct way to ask the question is like this: how do you say... in English?
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6 _# b4 z0 L$ N. Z5. I am a Chinese.: F, U3 O! ^* Z2 c' n0 a- n& q" f
I am a Chinese person, or I am Chinese. % d: u- p6 Q7 u
6. He is a gay.$ r3 `2 M% F% N2 N' R
He is gay. 4 @" {. }' O7 D. G% A8 ?, I% ?" z

! P4 V3 A, @" n0 ]$ z7. Why? No why. 0 ^( h! J7 O4 ^0 N" V
Not no why, no reason. * C& }( d6 d( D& C# q4 s. G6 Q
8. Thanks! No thanks!
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