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    Smile teach oneself vs learn by oneself

    Hi,
    I wonder which is commoner
    a) She taught herself Arabic.
    b) She learned Arabic by herself.

    Tnx

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    Default Re: teach oneself vs learn by oneself

    b)She learned Arabic by herself.

    it's my choice

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    Talking Re: teach oneself vs learn by oneself

    for the first sentence, i can say that tyeaching occures when the teacher( the one who teaches) is a master on what he is teaching. he should know every single point about the subject he is teaching.
    but you can learn s.th by yourself. you can buy some books and start learning.

    hope that helps

    Matilda

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    Default Re: teach oneself vs learn by oneself

    Quote Originally Posted by Humble View Post
    Hi,
    I wonder which is commoner
    a) She taught herself Arabic.
    b) She learned Arabic by herself.

    Tnx
    She taught herself is perfect if she did not have a teacher but learnt through books, internet, etc. A good alternative is that she was self-taught.

    She learnt by herself can mean exactly the same thing, but could also mean that the was a teacher's only pupil. She learnt on her own is also used but can be confused in the same way.

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    Thank you, Davy.

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