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'to learn to speak English' vs. 'to learn speak English'



 
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'to learn to speak English' vs. 'to learn speak English' #1 (permalink) Sat Jun 17, 2006 22:02 pm   'to learn to speak English' vs. 'to learn speak English'
 

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #98 "Student Teacher Dialogue (1)", question 1

Teacher: So you want to learn ......... English?

(a) speak
(b) speaking
(c) to speak
(d) speaks

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #98 "Student Teacher Dialogue (1)", answer 1

Teacher: So you want to learn to speak English?

Correct answer: (c) to speak
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why to speak

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Learn #2 (permalink) Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:38 am   Learn
 

Hi ghson,

The usual construction is learn to do something as in:

She is learning to play the paino.

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'to learn to speak English' vs. 'to learn speak English' #3 (permalink) Wed Sep 28, 2011 9:59 am   'to learn to speak English' vs. 'to learn speak English'
 

to learn speaking? - why can't it be?
only because of usual contruction by Mr Alan?

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