What are the problems related to learning English as a foreign language?

asked May 21 '13 at 10:22 Tinomuda New member

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Since English is my first language, this is not an easy question to answer. I would say that inconsistency is a big problem. Inconsistency in spelling and pronounciation is always a problem. Irregular verbs give people trouble, as well, but all languages I'm familiar with have irregular verbs.

link comment answered May 21 '13 at 13:15 Lewis Neidhardt Grammarly Fellow

English is my native language as well.  I have noticed that a lot of ESL students posting on this forum seem to have a difficult time with the meaning and use of prepositions.  Areas of difficulty likely depend on what the learner's native language is.  For instance, some languages don't use articles.  So learning how to use articles is more difficult for those students.  Learning anything new takes time and practice.  Some people have the problem of a lack of patience or perseverance. 

link comment answered May 21 '13 at 13:33 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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