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Susan

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2021.07.04 14:45

‼️⚠️ IDENTIFYING FAKE ENGLISH NATIVE SPEAKERS ⚠️‼️

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so many people on this app who claim they're native or fluent in English when they're clearly not. It's deeply irresponsible of them to mislead and confuse people who genuinely want to improve their English language skills.

I saw a post the other day written by a girl from India and even though her tips were 90% wrong, many beginners were thanking her for her help! 😵 I've also seen non-native speakers make corrections that were obviously incorrect.

⚠️‼️ WHAT TO LOOK FOR ⚠️‼️

🔹️ Poor grammar in their bio

🔹️ They make the same grammatical mistakes as you

🔹️ When you ask people to correct you and they say your writing is good/perfect (but then you find other people correcting your mistakes).

🔹️ They aren't able to re-word your sentences (I can guarantee you that almost all non-native/fluent speakers won't be able to do this. This suggests that they have a poor command of the language, have trouble naturally thinking in that language, and have not had enough conversations with other native speakers to be able to say or explain something in multiple ways.)

🔹️ They remove or add unnecessary words to their sentences, e.g., is, in, the. Example: I live in US ❌ vs. I live in *the* US ✅

🔹️ They remove or add unnecessary s' to the end of a word, e.g. peoples, let's talks, I like to watch drama ❌ vs. I like to watch dramas ✅

🔹️ When you ask for a definition and they give you the dictionary definition. (Native speakers should be able to define a word simply and give you examples. The only exception I see with this is when it comes to definitions of technical or advanced words that most people wouldn't use on a daily basis--acquiesce, mercurial, rebutted, etc.)

🔹️ They add spaces between words and punctuation marks:

- hi , my name is ___.
- Hello . i can teach you english.

🔹️ They make capitalization errors:

- Hi, My name is ___ and I want to learn ___. i can teach you English.
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  • Susan 2021.07.04 14:45

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    Long story short ➡️ Just because someone can set their native language to English, it doesn't mean that they have a good grasp or control of the language!! Please be careful and make an effort to improve the quality of your learning experience by seeking help from real native speakers. People from Canada, the US, Australia, and the UK are likely all native. ❗❗Of course, this isn't to say that you shouldn't be talking to English speakers from other countries!! There are people in other countries who are truly fluent in English and would be able to provide you with a good learning experience. You just need to be careful and choose your language partners wisely.
  • JuneㅡToday Stronger 2021.07.04 14:46

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    Thank you for letting people. Very thoughtful and kind of you :)
  • Grace 2021.07.04 14:53

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    Thank you for your patience to tell us these messages!
  • rrrr 2021.07.04 14:53

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    Just ask him to pronounce a word.
  • Susan 2021.07.04 14:55

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    @rrrr so this is a bit tricky because you can be fluent in a language *and* still have an accent
  • Susan 2021.07.04 14:56

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    @JuneㅡToday Stronger @Grace you're very welcome! ^^
  • Blossom 2021.07.04 15:03

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    @JuneㅡToday Stronger Thank you for letting people. The correction Thank you for letting people know
  • JuneㅡToday Stronger 2021.07.04 15:03

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    @Blossom Thank you!!!
  • Blossom 2021.07.04 15:04

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    @JuneㅡToday Stronger you're welcome
  • Hmm 2021.07.04 15:29

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    This post also doubles as a tip on how to appear more fluent I will make sure to not make THE(See, right here I used the right article. )grammar mistakes mentioned above in this post. Thank you!
  • feyza 2021.07.04 15:34

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    Thanks for the information!
  • Kay will beat grammar 2021.07.04 15:54

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    @Susan Thanks for the detailed tips. They are very useful. I can see that you are a great language partner hahaha
  • Jane215 2021.07.05 02:03

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    高质量👍👍👍
  • Susan 2021.07.05 02:57

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    @feyza @Kay will beat grammar @Jane215 thank you 🤭 I want to be as helpful as possible! 😊
  • Susan 2021.07.05 02:58

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    @Hmm Woo-hoo, I'm glad! 감사합니다. Thank you for the kind comment!
  • Kaka 2021.07.05 06:12

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    Thanks Susan Agree with your comment Some people here is not native speaker 😅 And the English is worse than me.
  • Davis 戴云 2021.07.08 07:12

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    It does make sense. Thanks for noticing.
  • Knock x2 2021.07.08 08:38

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    wow 😧 thx a lot
  • Susan 2021.07.08 16:28

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    @Knock x2 @Davis 戴云 @Kaka 😊👍
  • Ki 2021.07.11 00:40

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    '사기꾼 특'이네요 ㅎㅎ
  • pp 2021.07.12 10:37

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    @Susan this is kind of a difficult thing. For example, my English level according to IELTS is C1 but I still catch myself sometimes doing small grammar mistakes in English. So basically it would mean that non-native English speakers should not give advice at all. I’ve been thinking about it often when I correct people, but then I still give advice thinking that if their level is A1-B1, still better that someone with higher level corrects them. But do you think it would be better to just not do it?
  • Kaite 2021.07.13 02:35

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    But Indians speak English better than me. Sometimes it seems that there are people who have the language skills suitable for C2. However, it seems that English should be learned from someone who is a native speaker or has a C2 level certificate that complies with it 😵‍💫
  • Kaite 2021.07.13 02:36

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    @pp My English level is also between B2 and C1. People below C2 should not teach English
  • pp 2021.07.13 10:04

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    @Cheyeon Ok sure, I understand the consensus here. I’ll refrain myself from doing the corrections here in the future
  • pp 2021.07.13 10:08

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    @Kaite Indians are often studying in English since primary school (and some other countries as well like singaporeans). So they have their own dialects of English and use different words than US or UK english
  • Jong hyun 2021.07.14 03:45

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    Yes i am
  • Cotine_man 2021.07.17 01:07

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    👍👍👍 thank you for posting this one!
  • 한국어 배우는 사람. 2021.07.18 04:13

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    👏

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