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    Any error?

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    #2

    Re: Any error?

    Yes

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    #3

    Re: Any error?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes
    What is that error? Would you please spot and correct?

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    #4

    Re: Any error?

    I am not a teacher.

    Do you mean apart from the fact that it's nonsense?

    I imagine it's supposed to be humorous, but it is full of factual errors.

    We don't say "comes out of a tree". "Comes from a tree" or, "grows on trees" would be more natural. And it's not the cocoa that grows on trees but the cocoa beans. And how many trees do you know that are salad?
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    Re: Any error?

    I agree that it should be "comes from trees". As for the rest, since it is intended to be humorous, it is fine.

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    #6

    Re: Any error?

    I'd put a comma a comma before which and the last sentence is not a sentence. However, as Mike says, it doesn't matter.

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    What's the reason that "come out a of tree" is unnatural?

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    #8

    Re: Any error?

    Beans grow on a tree and come from a tree. They were not "in the tree" and do not come "out of the tree".

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    #9

    Re: Any error?

    Unfortunately, I couldn't convince the admin of this page that his post is unnatural. He insists on that I'm on the wrong track because I'm a non-native speaker. He claims that all the factual sentences are common in English.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...&stream_ref=10

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    Re: Any error?

    I wouldn't worry too much about it. People disagree about language all the time.

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