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    Question "Obvious" for "Determined"?

    Hi all,
    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.

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    Default Re: "Obvious" for "Determined"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mehrgan View Post
    Hi all,
    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 whether you'd come or not. Is it obvious yet?'
    My personal opinion is that the learner is focusing on the word, rather than the message. I think I would say:

    'Have you made up your mind yet?' oror:
    'Well, have you?'

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