Friday, 31 August 2012

Who said that English language is easy?

Another one that is often confusing is: “Do you mind?” 
If a teenager asks his mother, “do you mind if I borrow the car for the weekend?” and the mother replies, “Yes,” it can be misunderstood as “Yes, you can go” rather than “Yes, I do mind; you cannot go.” If she says “No,” it is often interpreted as “No, I do not mind” rather than “No, you cannot go.”  The teenager, then, hears what he wants to hear.Can you think of any other examples?  

Taken from : http://blog.grammarly.com/post/30539700792/another-one-that-is-often-confusing-is-do-you

1 comment:

  1. Of course English is easier than Malay. See here.

    He does not have brain - Dia tak ada otak
    He doesn't have brain - Dia tak ada otak
    He has no brain - Dia ada tak ada otak?

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