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1 C ommon C hinglish mistakes from The Business English Godfather C h i n g l i s h Chinese - English and how to avoid them. 8

2 Never say mention about. Its Chinglish! You mentioned about the project. You mentioned the project. Choose the correct one. 1

3 Never say discuss about. Its Chinglish! We need to discuss about the project. We need to discuss the project. Choose the correct one. 2

4 Please contact with me. Please get in contact with me. Please contact me. Please contact to me. Choose the correct one. 3 Never use contact with when contact is a verb.

5 I attend a party. I join a party. I go to a party. I attend a conference. Choose the correct one. Only use attend with very formal events. Otherwise, use go to. 4

6 I have lack of money. I lack money. I have a lack of money. I lack of money. I dont have any money. Choose the correct one. Never use lack of without using have as well. I dont have is best. 5

7 I call her if I need help. I give a phonecall to her if I need help. Choose the correct one. Dont use give a phonecall to s/o. Its Chinglish! 6

8 Tomorrow I will go to Hong Kong. Tomorrow I will have a meeting. Tomorrow Im going to Hong Kong. Tomorrow Ive got a meeting. Choose the correct one. Never use will to describe future arrangements. Its wrong! 7

9 I ever go to Japan. I have been to Japan. I have ever been to Japan. I went to Japan once. Have you ever been to Japan? Choose the correct one. Only use ever in questions. Otherwise its Chinglish! 8

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