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    Question Please help me correct sentences

    How can I correct the following sentences? Which area of error applies to each sentence:Vocab/grammar, L1 Syntax, L1 Pronunciation or False Cognate.

    1- Mexico City is the greatest city in Mexico with almost 15 Million people
    2- He canít play football because of his damaged leg

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    Re: Please help me correct sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by savvyhappy View Post
    How can I correct the following sentences? Which area of error applies to each sentence:Vocab/grammar, L1 Syntax, L1 Pronunciation or False Cognate.

    1- Mexico City is the greatest city in Mexico with almost 15 Million people
    2- He can’t play football because of his damaged leg
    I think we can rule out L1 pronunciation error.
    The syntax/grammar is correct.
    There is a vocabulary 'error' in each sentence, which might be false cognates.
    Can you work out which words they are?

    PS: There should be a comma after Mexico, but I don't think that's the error they want.

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    Re: Please help me correct sentences

    Thanks Raymott for steering me in the right direction.

    1- Mexico City is the greatest city in Mexico with almost 15 Million people
    Here is my attempt at correcting it. In this sentence greatest (false cognate) would be replaced with largest.

    2- He canít play football because of his damaged leg.
    I would replace damage (false cognate) with injured.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Please help me correct sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by savvyhappy View Post
    Thanks Raymott for steering me in the right direction.

    1- Mexico City is the greatest city in Mexico with almost 15 Million people
    Here is my attempt at correcting it. In this sentence greatest (false cognate) would be replaced with largest.

    2- He canít play football because of his damaged leg.
    I would replace damage (false cognate) with injured.

    Please let me know your thoughts.

    Thanks again!
    That's exactly what I was thinking.

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