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English ExposedCommon Mistakes Made by Chinese Speakers$
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Steve Hart

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9789888390755

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789888390755.001.0001

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Noun-Adjective-Verb Confusion

Noun-Adjective-Verb Confusion

(p.111) 11 Noun-Adjective-Verb Confusion
English Exposed

Steve Hart

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter explores how related noun and adjective forms are misused, focusing initially on the typical endings or suffixes of these forms. Then the chapter addresses noun and verb confusion with a list that reveals the terms that prove particularly problematic to distinguish.

Keywords:   noun, adjective, suffixes, verb, gender, pairs

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