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    simple phrase

    Hello,
    I would like to know what problems you think a second language learner of english would encounter when faced with two simple phrases that differ ever so slightly. For example- (a) Could you remind me to get some milk? and (b) Could you remember to get some milk?


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    Re: simple phrase

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello,
    I would like to know what problems you think a second language learner of english would encounter when faced with two simple phrases that differ ever so slightly. For example- (a) Could you remind me to get some milk? and (b) Could you remember to get some milk?
    I would not say the difference in meaning between a and b is "so slight".
    In a, the speaker is supposed to bring milk.
    In b, however, it is either the listener or the speaker or both.

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