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    teacher can you check my answers

    Please look at the student mistakes below and do the following:
    She cans drive. (Elementary)

    1. Identify what is wrong with the sentence
    2. Write what probably caused the mistake
    3. Identify what type of a mistake it is
    4. Write how you would correct it.

    My Answer:

    • The student used a slip of the tongue

    • Grammar


    How much more can I add to this to make it sound full as my explanation as great as it is feels empty. (Note: These are all spoken mistakes. The level of the learner is written next to the sentence).

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    Re: teacher can you check my answers

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyheaney View Post
    Please look at the student mistakes below and do the following:
    She cans drive. (Elementary)

    1. Identify what is wrong with the sentence
    2. Write what probably caused the mistake
    3. Identify what type of a mistake it is
    4. Write how you would correct it.

    My Answer:

    • The student used a slip of the tongue


    • Grammar


    How much more can I add to this to make it sound full as my explanation as great as it is feels empty. (Note: These are all spoken mistakes. The level of the learner is written next to the sentence).
    What, in your opinion, is wrong with the sentence? Verb conjugation?
    How would you correct it?


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    Re: teacher can you check my answers

    1. We do not conjugate modals for person.
    2. The author of the sentence slept through morphology lessons.
    3. see #2
    4. She can


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    Re: teacher can you check my answers

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    1. We do not conjugate modals for person.
    2. The author of the sentence slept through morphology lessons.
    3. see #2
    4. She can
    hi

    just want to know if your answers are smart real or just trying to be funny?

    tony

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    Re: teacher can you check my answers

    The student has an idea that we add s to the verb with he, she, and it.
    but he must know the modals, must know that they are different from other verbs, and must know that we never add s or ed or any addition to them.

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    #6

    Re: teacher can you check my answers

    I agree with Sash, the mistake could be with the usage "modal verbs"
    The student is unaware that "because of their preterite origins, modal verbs also lack the suffix -s in modern English".

    normal verb he works
    modal verb he can

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