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    Hi all

    Please correct this sentence

    You not yet started work?

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranjyo View Post
    Hi all

    Please correct this sentence

    You not yet started work?
    According to my understanding, it could be changed to "Haven't you started work yet?" And I cannot think of anything else. I think we can say "You haven't started work yet?" with a rising tone to mean the same in conversation.
    By the way, do you intend this to be a word game for fun? Your profile tells us that your first language is English!

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by kiranjyo View Post
    Hi all

    Please correct this sentence

    You not yet started work?
    You haven't yet started work?

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    By the way, do you intend this to be a word game for fun? Your profile tells us that your first language is English!
    Your comment is uncalled for. Native speakers are welcome to ask questions. In fact, a great deal do.

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    Re: doubt

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    Your comment is uncalled for. Native speakers are welcome to ask questions. In fact, a great deal do.
    I thought that this could not be a difficult question for a native speaker. Perhaps I was wrong there. Sorry for that.

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    I thought that this could not be a difficult question for a native speaker. Perhaps I was wrong there. Sorry for that.
    Assumptions tend to do that.

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    Re: doubt

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    Go CHINA Go!

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    China? Boy, are you accommodated... They must treat you very well!

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    Re: doubt

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Assumptions tend to do that.

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    Thanks for your mild criticism. It's for sure that we always have a lot to learn, including how native speakers acquire their mother tongue. I used to think English is difficult only for non-native speakers and never thought it could also be so difficult for natives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohmyrichard View Post
    Thanks for your mild criticism. It's for sure that we always have a lot to learn, including how native speakers acquire their mother tongue. I used to think English is difficult only for non-native speakers and never thought it could also be so difficult for natives.
    And not just English - every language can appear to be troublesome to natives. But that's a whole other issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IvanV View Post
    And not just English - every language can appear to be troublesome to natives. But that's a whole other issue.
    True. It took me almost a year to stop referring to myself as "mouse" in Chinese. It sounds like "teacher".

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