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Do C1-speakers still make grammar mistakes? This is a rather abstract topic, but I was wondering what your opinions are. Do you think B2 is the cut-off point for grammar mistakes?
May 8, 2019 11:27 AM
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Don't you mean 'fewer mistakes', Mark?  ;)


May 8, 2019
Of course. Even native speakers make grammatical mistakes. Language doesn’t have to be perfect. But, the higher up the levels you go the less mistakes will be made.
May 8, 2019
@Su.Ki., doesn't it depend on whether "less" is an adjective or an adverb? Ambiguity lurks at all levels!
May 8, 2019
Yes, the do. 
Their amount depends on your approach to learning. C1 still implies very limited knowlege of a language.

You can be MUCH better than C1. And if you ARE much better than C1 in some respects, then you may be much worse than C1 in some other respects and still have C1. 

If you think that at a certain level grammar mistakes "dissolve" on their own, no. There are many grammar points you can ignore and this won't hinder communication. And this is what happens sometimes: some people ignore such points completely.
May 8, 2019

My classmate had about 30-40 grammar mistakes for a short essay. The question is what level he had in his NATIVE language? A1?


May 8, 2019
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Eric
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Indonesian, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish