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    #1

    use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    Can I say ' use an online dicionary in your cell phone' as follows? WHat do you say ?

    ( teacher to students) oral dicrection

    If you find( see?) any unknown words in the text, use your online dictionary in your cell phone.

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    #2

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    You've been told several times not to leave a space after an opening quotation mark. See Mike's post #3 here.

    Likewise, don't leave a space after an opening bracket but leave a space before it.

    Please use the Edit Post feature to correct your mistakes (including the typos 'WHat' and 'dicretion'), followed by Save.

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    #3

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    Please ignore my "disagree" on post #2. It was meant to be "agree". Silly fat fingers and tiny phone buttons!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    I am sorry to repeat the same mistake. Can I say as follows?

    If you see any unknown words, you can use your online dictionary in your cellphone.

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    #5

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    I would say: "If you see any unknown words, you can use an online dictionary on your cellphone."

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    #6

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    In BrE, we use on as well for phones.

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    #7

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    How will the teacher know that the students are not taking the opportunity to text their friends or enjoy a bit of online chat?

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    #8

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    I agree. I would not allow the students to use any technology in a classroom situation. In the couple of group classes I taught in Spain, there were several copies of a reputable paper dictionary available and they were allowed to ask each other for assistance, but the potential distraction of the internet was too much in my opinion. All phones had to switched off at the start of the lesson.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    Wouldn't come across be a better option than find or see here? Or do they all work.

    I'm not a native speaker or a teacher but somehow finds it a little odd to see the word "see" there.

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    #10

    Re: use an online dictionary in your cell phone

    Your suggestion is fine, but it is not necessarily 'better' than the others.

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