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    How Do You Think Of This Article's English?

    Hi, dear teachers. I just read an article and tend to think it's not written by native English speaker. But I could be wrong. What do you think of it??

    http://www.thebeijinger.com/blog/200...th-Melinda-Liu

    Does this article's language sound natural and correct enough for you native speakers?? Can you find any Chinglish usages in it?

    Thanks in advance:)

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    Re: How Do You Think Of This Article's English?

    Vivid, what made you think this was not written by a native?


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    Re: How Do You Think Of This Article's English?

    Because looks like some usages in it are not grammatically correct. But I could be wrong.

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining but I need to know if the English writing is native enough?


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    Re: How Do You Think Of This Article's English?

    some usages in it are not grammatically correct.
    Such as?

    I can find only one error leaping out at me:
    "...what did you dream about."
    The interviewee corrects this when she responds:
    "I dreamed of flying..."

    While we're at it, what's not "grammatically correct" in

    How Do You Think Of This Article's English?


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    Re: How Do You Think Of This Article's English?

    Sorry. I think I must have been wrong in making that judgement. For the time being I can only think of one example, which is the ".... and tickets sold out long ago" in line 11 para 1. Did the author miss the "has been" or did he deliberately omit it?

    I'm a slow reader and it'll take me some time to find other "errors" But maybe it's just my misjudgements. So forget this:)

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    Re: How Do You Think Of This Article's English?

    HI vivid, that's not a mistake.

    In any case, I think it is excellent practice to read and ask yourself questions:)

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