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例析9个中国留学生Essay写作应该避免的语法错误

发表时间:2016-05-30

例析9个中国留学生Essay写作应该避免的语法错误

大部分中国留学生们在国外完成的Essay质量都不是特别高,由于中国式思维根深蒂固到了国外一时难以转变,因此会在Essay中出现一些语法错误,这也是可以理解的。但是大家要知道Essay质量的高低会直接影响到成绩,对于奖学金申请乃至以后能否成功毕业这些都是至关重要,因此美伦教育小编不希望大家因小失大。如果大家可以掌握了一些大家常犯的语法错误之后再在Essay写作中去规避这些错误,那么也不失为提高Essay文章质量的一种方法。下文中Meeloun小编就把中国留学生们常犯的九个语法错过给大家整理了出来,希望大家要引起重视。

1、Misusing i.e. and e.g. Do not confuse these two. They do not mean the same thing!
      i.e. = that is
      e.g. = for example
      (Many people think that ‘i.e’ stands for ‘in example.’ That is false. Both are abbreviations for two different latin phrases.)

2、Using ‘if’ when you should use ‘whether’. 
      Incorrect: I do not know if this is true.
      Correct: I do not know whether this is true.
      Correct: If this is true, then you are wrong.

3、Confusing ‘there’ with ‘their.’ ‘Their’ indicates possession, ‘there’ does not.
      Incorrect: There problem was a lack of courage.
      Correct: Their problem was a lack of courage.
      Incorrect: Their are a lot of problems here.
      Correct: There are a lot of problems here.

4、Misconnecting verbs. 
      Incorrect: We should try and change the law.
      Correct: We should try to change the law.

5、Letting your accent get in the way of things. 
      Incorrect: Mind and brain are one in the same thing.
      Correct: Mind and brain are one and the same thing.
      Incorrect: Socrates should of fought.
      Correct: Socrates should have fought.

6、Improper form of the plural possessive of names. 
      Incorrect: Descarte’s problem was ….
      Incorrect: Descartes problem was….
      Correct: Descartes’ problem was….
      Correct: Descartes’s problem was….
      (Note: Either of the last two is acceptable only for names ending in ‘s’ like ‘Descartes’ or ‘Jesus.’ Otherwise, always go with the last example–i.e., add an apostrophe and an ‘s.’ The convention is usaully to not add an extra ‘s’ for old names, such as ‘Descartes’ and ‘Jesus.’ So, to say that this is the book that Rawls owns, people often write: “This is Rawls’s book.”)

7、Improper use of semi-colons. 
      Incorrect: The following will be on the test; Locke, Hume, Parfit.
      Incorrect: Although there is no right answer; there are many wrong answers.
      Correct: There is no right answer; there are many wrong answers.
      (The Rule: Use a semi-colon only where you could use a period instead. In other words, a semi-colon must join two clauses that could stand by themselves as complete sentences. The semi-colin is just used to indicate that the two sentences are connected or intimately related.)

8、Confusing ‘then’ and ‘than’. 
      Incorrect: If this is true, than I’m a fool.
      Incorrect: I am more of a fool then you are.
      Correct: If this is true, then I’m a fool.
      Correct: I am more of a fool than you are.

9、Its versus it’s.
      Incorrect: Its easy to make this mistake.
      Incorrect: It’s pages are crumbling.
      Correct: It’s easy to make this mistake.
      Correct: Its pages are crumbling.

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