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    Having doubt about using 'ubiquitous'

    I'm trying to make my paper sound more sophisticated. I want to use 'ubiquitous' in one of my sentences but i'm not sure if that's the correct usage. The sentence is:

    ****** argues that in order to become competent in speaking a foreign language, a learner must be exposed to authentic texts that are aurally and visually rich for an ideal SLA context to be accomplished. These ideal contexts are mainly that because they are ubiquitously enriched with syntactic, phonetic, semantic, pragmatic, and sociocultural cues.

    Any help is very much appreciated!

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    Re: Having doubt about using 'ubiquitous'

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Having doubt about using 'ubiquitous'

    Quote Originally Posted by deedee44 View Post
    ...in order to become competent in speaking a foreign language, a learner must be exposed to authentic texts that are aurally and visually rich for an ideal SLA context to be accomplished...
    This part reads very oddly, to my ear; contexts aren't usually accomplished. But as I was trying to think of a better form of words I realized that that whole clause is dead wood: '...in order to become competent in speaking a foreign language, a learner must be exposed to authentic texts that are aurally and visually rich.' That does it.

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    Re: Having doubt about using 'ubiquitous'

    Thank Bobk!
    I think I was trying to clarify when I added that bit.

    I'm becoming more and more insecure about my English writing...

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