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    #11

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    There are lots of problems here. The words born and indispensable are both completely wrong.
    Could you explain why indispensable wrong?

    Culture is an inseparable part of language.
    Culture is an indispensable part of language.

    I need to use this word in the context of culture and language. Because it's part of the lesson.

    How can I use indispensable?

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    #12

    Re: can language be born in culture?

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    Could you explain why indispensable wrong?
    Because of the meaning of the word.

    If something is indispensable, you can't do without it. That meaning doesn't belong in the thought I think you're trying to express.

    You can easily find plenty of examples of use the word by referring to some good dictionaries.

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    #13

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    Because of the meaning of the word.

    If something is indispensable, you can't do without it. That meaning doesn't belong in the thought I think you're trying to express.

    You can easily find plenty of examples of use the word by referring to some good dictionaries.
    You are right. What about this?

    Learning about the culture of origin is an indispensable part of learning a new language.

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    #14

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    That's much better. Now change the phrase culture of origin.

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    #15

    Re: can language be born in culture?

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    That's much better. Now change the phrase culture of origin.

    Learning about the culture of a language is an indispensable part of learning that language.

    I can't think of something else. Maybe you can help.

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    #16

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    How about the culture in which a language developed?
    I am not a teacher.

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    #17

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    And you can get a sense and a respect for a culture without knowing much of the language, just as you don't need to read Hamlet to have a clue about the UK.

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    #18

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Quote Originally Posted by alpacinoutd View Post
    Learning about the culture of a language is an indispensable part of learning that language.

    I can't think of anything else. Maybe you can help.
    My suggestion.
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    #19

    Re: can language be born in culture?

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    My suggestion.
    I can't see your suggestion.

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    #20

    Re: can language be born in culture?

    Look at the word in red in the quote box in post #18. Tarheel was suggesting you use "anything" instead of "something" (see post #15).
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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