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    every day speech

    Is this expression correct?: I don't know if native speakers use this rules in every day speech. I just took them learning academic English.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: every day speech

    Quote Originally Posted by ronao View Post
    Is this expression correct?: I don't know if native speakers use this these rules in every day speech. I just took them learning [see options below] academic English.
    Thanks in advance.
    No, 'rules' is plural, so the correct demonstrative pronoun to match would be 'these'.

    Your second sentence doesn't work. You could use any of the following variants:

    "I just took them from academic English."
    "I just got them from academic English."
    "I just learned them from academic English."

    However, you can't say 'took them learning'.

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    Re: every day speech

    Also, "everyday" as one word here.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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