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    flytothesky is offline Member
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    Wink misheard , mistaken, misspoken, misseen

    Hello~ I was always wondering the use of ' mis + v ' ...
    Can you help me check my sentences please?

    A: You told me there is new supermarket over there. Oh my, who said that?
    I went there for nothing in such a hot day.
    B: Oh, sorry, I think I saw it but I maybe mistaken.

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    A: Hey, what Ďs up!
    B: Sorry but do I know you?
    A: Sorry, I misseen person.

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    A: What? Can you say again? You think I looks like what?
    B: Sorry, I misspoken. Can we just pass?

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    A: Sorry, I misheard that the essay is due to today.
    B: You didnít mishear, it is due to today.

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    A: Oh, I guess you misunderstood what Iím saying.
    Please donít feel bad. I didnít mean that.

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    glitterstar101 Guest

    Default Re: misheard , mistaken, misspoken, misseen

    Quote Originally Posted by flytothesky View Post
    Hello~ I was always wondering the use of ' mis + v ' ...
    Can you help me check my sentences please?

    A: You told me there is new supermarket over there. Oh my, who said that?
    I went there for nothing in such a hot day.

    B: Oh, sorry, I think I saw it but I maybe mistaken.
    Oh sorry, I think I saw it but I may be mistaken.
    Maybe and may be have different meanings:
    Maybe is usually an adverb and may be is a verb group.
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    A: Hey, what Ďs up!
    B: Sorry but do I know you?
    A: Sorry, I misseen person.

    I don't think misseen is a word. What about:
    Sorry, I mistook you for someone else.

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    A: What? Can you say that again? You think it looks like what?
    B: Mispoken is not a word either. Can we just pass?

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    A: Sorry, did I just hear that the essay is due to today?
    B: Yes you did hear correctly, it is due to today.

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    A: Oh, I guess you misunderstood what I was saying. (It is best to keep with past tense not mix misunderstood and I'm-I am which is present tense)
    Please donít feel bad. I didnít mean that.
    It is not always appropriate to use the mis prefix. I hope this has helped you.

    Regards
    Susannah
    (Student teacher)

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