LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||18/AGO/2009 5:15 PM|
|Assunto:||rewind /forward - PPaulo|
I don't like correcting people on the forum but this time I cannot stop myself. Why?
I was teaching English to Indian children and as you may already know, they use Indianisms galore, and I accept this as a natural evolution of English as a second language spoken in countries such as India. But I was on a mission not to let them say:
A lift to home.
Why? It doesn't sound nice and is incorrect. I became famous throughout the entire school as the teacher Madam who doesn't want to hear, "I went to home." Did they learn? Not sure, but you, I'm sure will conform to another one of English language idiosyncrasies:
I go to school,
I go to sleep,
but I go home.
Please don't be upset with me. Just trying to help.
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