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How to Use “Be” verb in English - Episode 6: English Weirdness Series

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Catalogue Number:  HBM006
Producer:  Hard-Boiled English Media
Subject:  Education, English, Language Arts, Professional Development, Study Skills
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  26:06


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Teacher Paul and his student explore the problems that arise when students omit or drop the 'be' verbs in their sentences. They also investigate the reasons behind this common English grammar error, namely Linguistic or 'L1" Interference.

English Weirdness is a video series that explores and investigates the strange side of the English language, its irregular grammar, contradictory syntax rules, and even the oddities created by learners as they attempt to navigate the complexities of this language made up of Latin, French, Celt, and German influences. The series is the creation of English-as-Second Language instructor Paul Duke from Vancouver, BC.


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