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Common Mistakes

Date: Oct 12 2007

主題: 會話式英文

作者: jakets1969

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Foreign styleIt's seven twenty o'clock.
American StyleIt's seven twenty.
  
Foreign styleYour coat is broken.
American StyleYour coat is torn.
  
Foreign styleSusan didn't make a fault anyway.
American StyleSusan didn't make a mistake anyway.
  
Foreign styleWould you mind posting this letter for me ? Yes, certainly.
American StyleWould you mind mailing this letter for me ? Of course not. OR ( Not at all )
  
Foreign styleHe becomes better.
American StyleHe got better.
  
Foreign styleWe'll have a hearing test tomorrow.
American StyleWe'll have a listening test tomorow.
  
Foreign styleI recommend you to take a long vacation.
American StyleI recommend that you take a long vacation.
  
Foreign styleThe last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's about eleven now, Hurry up!
American StyleThe last bus leaves at eleven o'clock. It's nearly ( almost ) eleven now, Hurry up!
  
Foreign styleIt was still bright outside.
American StyleIt was still light outside. 
 

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