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The headline for this part of the forum reads "how should X language be teached?", should that not read "taught"?

With respect, I realize the forum is probably run by polyglots so these mistakes can happen. :kiss:

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Oh, what a silly mistake. You are right. Just changed it. Thank you for pointing out that embarrassing mistake  :grin:

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Oh, what a silly mistake. You are right. Just changed it. Thank you for pointing out that embarrassing mistake  :grin:

No problem, English is the only language I speak, so it's the only one I'm in a position to correct, lol.

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Even a native speaker commits grammar and pronunciation mistakes. There are a lot of non-native speakers who speak better English than the natives themselves. What I'm really getting at is that mistakes are key ingredients to learning. The mistakes we commit help us learn a language better.

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XTinx makes a great point. Mistakes will happen even for native speakers, and like OP said, it's even more understandable in multilingual people. On a side note, I just had to look up what pedant means and now I have a new word in my vocabulary. So... Thanks!  :grin:

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Mistakes do happen, even by the brightest and best of us. I have written things and edited and long after when I go back and look at it there are errors so even native English speakers aren't perfect with English.

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Mistakes do happen, even by the brightest and best of us. I have written things and edited and long after when I go back and look at it there are errors so even native English speakers aren't perfect with English.

Lol, I do that too, I'll write something that I think is perfectly written, and after some time I'll go back and read it and find all sorts of errors. I might do this 2 or 3 times on the same piece of writing and find mistakes every time.

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At the risk of continuing the pedantry...

It now says "How does language X should be taught?"...

Should that be "How should language X be taught?"?

(Thanks again linguaholic for all the great work you do for this community! :) )

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