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    language analysis problems for 'had not been seen since'

    I'm a trainee teacher trying to get to grips with teaching English as an additional language.

    I'm looking at the phrase 'had not been seen since' and looking for advise on the meaning, form and pronunciation as well as possible problems learners may have.

    Any help greatly appreciated.

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    Re: language analysis problems for 'had not been seen since'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rey67 View Post
    I'm a trainee teacher trying to get to grips with teaching English as an additional language.

    I'm looking at the phrase 'had not been seen since' and looking for advice on the meaning, form and pronunciation as well as possible problems learners may have.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Can you give an example sentence containing the relevant words. It's always hard to come up with the meaning of a few words without context. What problems are you having with the pronunciation?

    Please note my corrections above. We ask that English teachers always write in complete sentences on the forum to set an example to learners.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: language analysis problems for 'had not been seen since'

    In the US, we say "come to grips." It think they do in the UK, too.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    Re: language analysis problems for 'had not been seen since'

    We don't usually like to give help with teacher training assignments. If you're having problems, ask your course tutor for guidance.

    Good luck

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    Re: language analysis problems for 'had not been seen since'

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    In the US, we say "come to grips." It think they do in the UK, too.
    No, in BrE we "get to grips" with something.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: language analysis problems for 'had not been seen since'

    Quote Originally Posted by Rey67 View Post
    I'm looking at the phrase 'had not been seen since'
    Search for that phrase on Google. You will find info on it there.

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