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Samples of Errors in Learner Language

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Samples of Errors in Learner Language 1 His father has died for twenty years. (has been dead) (intralingual/development error) This error happened because the speaker/learner hasn’t yet mastered the usage of the present perfect tense. 2 She has gone to Paris twice. (been) (intralingual/development error) This is evidence that the speaker/writer is learning the English present perfect tense, but hasn’t yet mastered the distinction between “has been to” and “has gone to”. 3 Jane suggested me to give up smoking. (advised) (intralingual/overgeneralization error) This is evidence that the speaker/writer overgeneralized the usage of the words with similar meaning. (synonym) 4 People have been fighting against the influence of TV commercials, but it usual proves useless.(this) (intralingual/development error) This is evidence that the speaker/writer is learning the English pronouns, although he/she well knows what the pronouns referring to, still can not choose the right pronoun.
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