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Top 30 mistakes Russians make speaking English.

 

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2- ‘We with my friend’ to speak about 2 people.

"My friend and I..." Correct?
May I say "My friend and me" or "My friend and myself"?

3- My boss he is…(2 subjects)

"My boss is ...." without is. Correct?

9- Mispronouncing ‘very’ (they often say ‘wery’ or ‘thery’)

I have not idea if I pronounce it correctly. :( Tried to record my voice, but could not due to unknown tech problem.

10- Using the Present Continuous instead of the Present Perfect Continuous (I’m working in this company for 3 years)

"I have been working."

15- Saying ‘take it’ or ‘please’ to say ‘here you are’

"Take it please." Isn't it acceptable?

21- Answering ‘thank you’ to the question ‘how are you?’

"Fine, thank you."

26- Saying ‘sorry’ instead of ‘excuse me’

Could somebody give examples of use?

30- And last but not least, doing the spitting signal after making a mistake

It's awesome!


AlexTheEnglishTeacher, thanks for usefull link!

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    Top 30 mistakes Russians make speaking English.

    http://mustseemoscow.com/top-30-mistakes-russians-make-speaking-english/
    Below There are some questions regarding this article:

    2- ‘We with my friend’ to speak about 2 people.  This is a translation of the Russian "Мы с" construction, which is not used in English.

    "My friend and I..." Correct?  Yes.
    May I say "My friend and me" [Many people used this construction, but it is absolutely incorrect, and sounds very bad.]  "My friend and myself"?  No.

    3- My boss he is…(2 subjects)  

    "My boss is ...." without he. Correct?  Yes.

    9- Mispronouncing ‘very’ (they often say ‘wery’ or ‘thery’)

    I have no idea if I pronounce it correctly. :( Tried to record my voice, but could not due to unknown tech problem.   Go here:  http://www.thefreedictionary.com/very   and click on the American and British flags to hear the word.  Then make the same sound they do!

    10- Using the Present Continuous instead of the Present Perfect Continuous (I’m working in this company for 3 years)

    "I have been working."  Correct.

    15- Saying ‘take it’ or ‘please’ to say ‘here you are’

    "Take it please." Isn't it acceptable?  It is acceptable in some contexts.

    21- Answering ‘thank you’ to the question ‘how are you?’

    "Fine, thank you."  Correct.

    26- Saying ‘sorry’ instead of ‘excuse me’

    Could somebody give examples of use?

     

    I am walking, and you are standing in my way:  "Excuse me/Pardon me, I'd like to go by."

    I accidentally step on your foot:  "Sorry!" (best)  although if you say, "Excuse me!" or "Pardon me" with the proper intonation, it would also be correct.

    30- And last but not least, making a spitting gesture after making a mistake. 

    It's awesome!


    AlexTheEnglishTeacher, thanks for usefull link!

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