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    • Join Date: Feb 2008
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    error correction

    i hope im doing this right and hopefully get a response.

    Im also doing the Tefl course, and its about error correction i must give what caused the error, and for this one "people is very friendly" I know better that people is plural and we would use people are friendly, i just dont know how i would answer what caused the error!
    any help or opinions would be great! thanks

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    Re: error correction

    That's it. The verb 'is' caused the error. It should take the plural verb 'are' because the subject 'people' is plural. =)

    • Join Date: Feb 2009
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    Re: error correction


    Hoping this answer isn't too late. But another cause could be that students may assume that the noun people is singular as it has no s at the end.
    Last edited by DEKADMA; 15-Feb-2009 at 16:40. Reason: spelling error

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