- 1 Post By 5jj
"Obvious" for "Determined"?
I'd like to have some information about this please. Due to the phenomenon of negative transfer from L2 to L1, a learner makes the following sentence:
'You were supposed to decide wether you'd come or not. Is it obvious yet?'
It seems to me that by obvious he must have meant something like determined or so. Can obvious be used in this way? Is there any other word fitting this sentence? (I guess he used obvious because he wanted to suggest a condition in which everything was clear, and there's no question about.)
Thanks a lot.
Re: "Obvious" for "Determined"?
My personal opinion is that the learner is focusing on the word, rather than the message. I think I would say:
Originally Posted by Mehrgan
'Have you made up your mind yet?' oror:
'Well, have you?'
By ahumphreys in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 31-Dec-2010, 08:14
By Williamyh in forum Pronunciation and Phonetics
Last Post: 24-Dec-2009, 09:36
By sympathy in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 08-Sep-2008, 09:27
By Dawood Usmani in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 26-Oct-2007, 20:33
By japanjapan in forum Ask a Teacher
Last Post: 17-Jul-2005, 02:17
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO