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Postby blitz » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:45 pm

An ESL teacher wrote:

“After the dinner, the little boy is studying English very hard that preparing for the examination next week”.

I would substitute "...to prepare for..." for "...that preparing for...", but he disagreed.

Can someone please help!!! Thanks.
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Re: Frustrated

Postby Josef » Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:38 am

In fact, the whole sentence is not idiomatic and it's not clear what the writer wants to say.

My guess is that s/he means:

After dinner, the little boy studies English very hard to prepare for the examination next week.
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Re: Frustrated

Postby blitz » Mon Feb 13, 2012 10:18 pm

Greatly appreciated your prompt reply. Now, I can tell this teacher (who is not a native English speaker btw) to stop boasting on a local newspaper in his country how well he knows the English language and can teach English to the children there (for $$$ of course). He is actually teaching them the wrong way...those poor children and parents!!!
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Re: Frustrated

Postby Tukanja » Fri Mar 23, 2012 6:38 pm

Is it a bit better to say

.. in order to prepare.. ?

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