Any web references for correct syntax use?
For instance, I’d like to give examples on proper phrase formation with verbs that may have one or more diverse usages in other languages. My students might ask me for a specific use of a verb, comparing it to its use in their language.
Ex: ”... ‘maintain’ a lesson… ”
in italian it’s “mantenere una lezione” but this form does not exist in English.
I am perfectly aware of what caomparisons they use and the reasons for their improper use of certain verbs, but sometime I just run out of ideas for phrase examples.
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