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    Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim is offline Senior Member
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    Default Re: what are the most common english error students tend to make

    Quote Originally Posted by Francois View Post
    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.
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    Your name suggests you are French. Phrasal verbs are Germanic not Romance in origin. Understandably you can't feel comfortable with them. But don't worry English has for every Germanic phrasal verb a corresponding Romance word (uslally long words - multi-syllabic):
    give up: abandon
    give in: surrender

    Common Mistakes should be organised as follows (for the sake of convenience):
    1. lexical common mistakes (False Friends, collocations, phrasal verbs, confusing words (economic/economical)....
    2. Grammar Mistakes (tenses, number, prepositions, article...)
    3. Specific Mistakes: Mistakes depending on learner's culture and language interference
    3. Mistakes in Pronunciation and Spelling
    3. Register and Style Mistakes (formal/informal English, business register..), Englishes: Be / AmE...
    Last edited by Dr. Jamshid Ibrahim; 26-Dec-2006 at 12:50.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Susie Smith View Post
    I'd like to add that errors are partially determined by the student's mother tongue since there are so many different language structures.
    Yes , I agree that effecting of the mother toungue is common error for most of students .

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