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Learning English 11 years 4 months ago #5836

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Common Errors in English Usage

Hi there :)

While I was looking for an expression, I’ve found an interesting website and want to share it with you here.

(Probably some of you know the most of the info here in but it can be still interesting for some of the members)

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When you mean “for example,” use e.g. It is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase exempli gratia. When you mean “that is,” use “i.e.” It is an abbreviation for the Latin phrase id est. Either can be used to clarify a preceding statement, the first by example, the second by restating the idea more clearly or expanding upon it. Because these uses are so similar, the two abbreviations are easily confused. If you just stick with good old English “for example” and “that is” you won’t give anyone a chance to sneer at you. If you insist on using the abbreviation, perhaps “example given” will remind you to use “e.g.,” while “in effect” suggests “I.E.”

Since e.g. indicates a partial list, it is redundant to add “etc.” at the end of a list introduced by this abbreviation.

www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/errors.html

You can click on the letters and see the list of errors.

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Re: Learning English 10 years 9 months ago #9619

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...From an English Teacher :)

The English Language

Have you ever wondered why foreigners have trouble with the English
Language?

Let's face it = kabul edelim
English is a stupid language. = ingilizce biraz sacma ve aptal bir
dildir.
Nicin? Lutfen tercume edin:

There is no egg in the eggplant
No ham in the hamburger
And neither pine nor apple in the pineapple.
English muffins were not invented in England
French fries were not invented in France.

We sometimes take English for granted
But if we examine its paradoxes we find that
Quicksand takes you down slowly
Boxing rings are square
And a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

If writers write, how come fingers don't fing.
If the plural of tooth is teeth
Shouldn't the plural of phone booth be phone beeth
If the teacher taught,
Why didn't the preacher praught.

If a vegetarian eats vegetables
What the heck does a humanitarian eat!?
Why do people recite at a play
Yet play at a recital?
Park on driveways and
Drive on parkways

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy
Of a language where a house can burn up as
It burns down
And in which you fill in a form
By filling it out
And a bell is only heard once it goes!

English was invented by people, not computers
And it reflects the creativity of the human race
(Which of course isn't a race at all)

That is why
When the stars are out they are visible
But when the lights are out they are invisible
And why it is that when I wind up my watch
It starts
But when I wind up this observation,
It ends.
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Re: Learning English 10 years 9 months ago #9622

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"Because none of us are as cruel as all of us"
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HOW THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WAS DEVELOPED :think

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Re: Learning English 9 years 9 months ago #14237

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ha ha aysun that is great, gonna have to steal and share :)
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