Some more quotes from my ESL 100 class this term (It's nearly the end of the quarter, so this is likely about the last of these until the next time I teach the class — which will probably be next spring) — ( Of course, I haven't graded their final exams yet, so there's still hope for some more!! )
" … [I am ] writing a book about the "Gate of Salivation" …"
[ I haven't asked him, but I'm pretty confident that the last word in that quote should be "salvation". I'm not looking forward to having to explain the difference. ]
" (He) advised them strongly not to be extremists of prouding the ethnicity…"
[ It's not exactly standard English, but the sentiment is great! ]
Great new word: neighboors
[ And haven't we all had at least one neighBOOR?? ]