Student or Learner
I just wanted to get your urgent opinions on this..
What sort of problems could a non English speaker have with saying the sentences below and do you think there could be any misinterpetations with meanings?
- I've been waiting...
- It suits you/It fits you
- I wish I didn't..
- You should've locked..
Why thanks Doctor, perhaps there is some truth in your urgent opinion!
Well so far I have come up with -
I've been waiting - learners may say 'I been waiting' rather than i've been waiting as there is less stress on 'have'
It suits you/It fits you - students may use noun (suit) without 's' and may misunderstand the past is being spoken about and say 'fit' instead of 'fits' - also face difficulty in pronouncing 'ts' in both words
I wish i didn't - students may think the present is being spoken about and say 'don't instead of 'didn't', also difficulty in pronouncing 'sh'
You should've locked - Students may confuse 'have' with 'of'
I appreciate your help,
Thanks very much Doc. that was mighty useful