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    I need a criticial third eye

    Please look at the student mistakes below and do the following:
    • You’d better not criticise her - she is very sensible to criticism. (Advanced)

    1. Identify what is wrong with the sentence
    2. Write what probably caused the mistake
    3. Identify what type of a mistake it is
    4. Write how you would correct it.

    My Answer:

    1. Identify what is wrong with the sentence
    • This is a false friend, and an incorrect use and spelling of the word.
    2. Write what probably caused the mistake
    • For a advanced student this should not have happened and may have been due to a slip or mistake
    3. Identify what type of a mistake it is.
    • It is an error or mistake, both can be difficult to differenceate which is why you must look at the cause of it.
    4. Write how you would correct it.
    • By reminding the student and correcting them immediately



    Can anyone help add some critical points to this as I feel it need an extra eye?
    (Note: These are all spoken mistakes. The level of the learner is written next to the sentence).

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    Re: I need a criticial third eye

    Quote Originally Posted by tonyheaney View Post
    Please look at the student mistakes below and do the following:
    • You’d better not criticise her - she is very sensible to criticism. (Advanced)

    1. Identify what is wrong with the sentence
    2. Write what probably caused the mistake
    3. Identify what type of a mistake it is
    4. Write how you would correct it.

    My Answer:

    1. Identify what is wrong with the sentence
    • This is a false friend, and an incorrect use and spelling of the word.
    2. Write what probably caused the mistake
    • For a advanced student this should not have happened and may have been due to a slip or mistake
    3. Identify what type of a mistake it is.
    • It is an error or mistake, both can be difficult to differenceate which is why you must look at the cause of it.
    4. Write how you would correct it.
    • By reminding the student and correcting them immediately



    Can anyone help add some critical points to this as I feel it need an extra eye?
    (Note: These are all spoken mistakes. The level of the learner is written next to the sentence).
    "• You’d better not criticise her - she is very sensible to criticism. (Advanced)"

    I think the mistake lies in vocabulary/word choice. The student was used "sensible" instead of "sensitive". It cannot be a spelling mistake as its a spoken mistake, thus it should be a mistake in the understanding of the difference in meanings of sensitive and sensible.

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