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    #21

    In reply to gonghai

    Well, I think also

    the tenses
    false friends
    homonyms
    if-clauses


    What else...

    Isn't that enough :)


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    #22

    Re: In reply to gonghai

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulli
    Well, I think also

    the tenses
    false friends
    homonyms
    if-clauses


    What else...

    Isn't that enough :)
    oh yeah the if and the not only....clauses


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    #23
    You guys forgot the damn phrasal verbs, that inextricable maze designed to trip up the poor souls who once dared to learn some English, but whom the Gods cursed to meander purposelessly forever, trudging through the mud of their wordless thoughts, bemoaning their fate, confounded with their own ignorance.

    FRC


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    #24
    You're right, Francois I forgot to mention those painful phrases....I know it's hard work to get them into your brain.... :wink:


    Do you need a link? 8)


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    #25
    Do you need a link?
    No, I'm clean now.

    FRC


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    #26
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    You guys forgot the damn phrasal verbs, that inextricable maze designed to trip up the poor souls who once dared to learn some English, but whom the Gods cursed to meander purposelessly forever, trudging through the mud of their wordless thoughts, bemoaning their fate, confounded with their own ignorance.

    FRC

    I wouldn't said it better!, you're such a poet man!!

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    #27
    And he only used one phrasal verb.

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    #28
    Quote Originally Posted by johnny_bdn
    Quote Originally Posted by Francois
    You guys forgot the damn phrasal verbs, that inextricable maze designed to trip up the poor souls who once dared to learn some English, but whom the Gods cursed to meander purposelessly forever, trudging through the mud of their wordless thoughts, bemoaning their fate, confounded with their own ignorance.

    FRC

    I wouldn't said it better!, you're such a poet man!!
    Pardon me, but it's I couldn't have said it better.

    :)


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    #29

    Re: what are the most common english error students tend to make

    I think it is up to the students' native language. For example I am teaching English to Turkish students whose native language is subject-dropped language. So while speaking English, they drop subject and change the place of verbs and objects.

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    #30

    Re: what are the most common english error students tend to make

    Quote Originally Posted by Ulli View Post
    You're right, Francois I forgot to mention those painful phrases....I know it's hard work to get them into your brain.... :wink:
    Do you need a link? 8)
    Your mother tongue influences what you find easier/more difficult in learning a new language. Speakers of Germanic languages generally have less trouble with phrasal verbs than speakers of Romance languages. I imagine that - while not easy! - they are less difficult for you, Ulli, than for François.

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