WHEN YOU WANT TO SAY ‘PUEDE SER’ DON’T SAY ‘CAN/COULD BE’:

Our Skype English students at Clasesinglesonline.com in Spain make this error a lot. If you just want to say ‘puede ser’ by itself in response to an affirmation, it is much better to say ‘perhaps’, ‘maybe’ or ‘possibly’.

For example, if I say ‘creo que la economia esta creciendo’ and my partner says ‘puede ser’, it is much better to ‘perhaps’, ‘maybe’ or ‘possibly’ since we are expressing doubt. ‘can/could be’ are OK and while you will be understood, it is not very natural. Hope this helps!

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DON’T SAY ‘TO GO/COME WALKING’, USE ‘ON FOOT’:

Students in our skype English classes from Spain often translate ‘ir/venir andando’ with ‘to go/come walking’. Whilst you will be understood you want to avoid this structure. Please use ‘on foot’. For example, ‘he venido a la clase de inglés andando’ should be ‘I have come to the English class on foot’. Similarly, ‘iré andando’ must be ‘I will go on foot’. Hoping that helps!

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