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    #1

    What's wong with it?

    We are confident of preventing and controlling such outbreaks during the Games
    Dear Teacher,

    Is there anything wrong with above sentence I quote? Outbreaks were referred to the outbreaks of epidemic illness. Sorry, no more other context. Someone pointed out it is chinglish. That's it.

    Thanks in advance.


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    #2

    Re: What's wong with it?

    There seems no particular error. It is good normal grammatical English.


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    #3

    Re: What's wong with it?

    Anglika, thanks for your reply. A Chinese forumite, whose English is close to native English speakers' commented that the English of the sentence is laughable. But he didn't point out why.


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    #4

    Re: What's wong with it?

    Ha!

    Ask why it is laughable - I would love to know


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    Re: What's wong with it?

    I just posted my question about it in his thread. I'll follow it up. I am curious too. I'll stick his answer here if he responds.

    Thanks for your attention, Anglika. Have a good one there.

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