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Query Subject:   Finnish/ESL/Errors, Uto-Aztecan 'die'/'kill'
Author:   John Hammink
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Query:   I've been asked to design and deliver a short course in "Writing with Precision" in English for an audience of Finnish native speakers.

Many of them have asked me about what are some of the typical "mistakes" made by Finnish speakers when writing in English.

Better yet, as many non-native English writers often "borrow" syntactic devices from their own languages (to the adopted language), what might some of these be?

I'll post a summary when I hear your responses.


John Hammink
LL Issue: 13.1775
Date posted: 20-Jun-2002


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