yanis wrote:If your goal is to really speak (not read or write) then watch videos on youtube, or better yet go to teentok.com which has a library of free video lessons with everyday life situation and video practice exercises. Watching videos will greatly improve your speaking and listening.
linguoboy wrote:I've found that a lot of the "learn English" videos on youTube feature non-native speakers. Most of them are functionally fluent, but they still teach errors that I have to end up correcting later.
Woods wrote:Are natives error-free?
Woods wrote:I don’t know about the English-speaking world, but if I think of Bulgarians, many make loads of lexical and grammatical mistakes, even though they’re native.
Woods wrote:Also, the average French person cannot even distinguish between past and future (passé composé and futur simple are the same in speech, but are written very differently. It’s astounding that many native speakers do not even notice they’re writing the wrong tense, whereas to me it reads like nonsense.)
Lutrinae wrote:Can you give me some example where passé composé and futur simple are the same in speech?
Woods wrote:Lutrinae wrote:Can you give me some example where passé composé and futur simple are the same in speech?
Yeah, that's old. Maybe I messed up the terms. I guess I meant futur proche:
Il va arrivé.
Il est arriver.
While the latter is less likely, the former is pretty common. And that's only one of many examples of nonsensical, incompetent writing.
You on the other hand have given another example which illustrates the same.
Actually, due to the same pronunciation and also it being totally detached from the writing, I sometimes do similar mistakes. But that happens only the first time I write the text - when I reread it it strikes me as totally incorrect and I fix it immediately. While I have the impression that a large proportion of French people just don't know which form they should write.
Woods wrote:PS I don't know if you appreciate corrections, but the English word is subtleties, while subtilités is French
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