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Old 2013-12-28, 01:02   #6
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Originally Posted by fivemack View Post
Generally it works the other way round; you get the constructions hammered into you in French or Latin and this gives you the vocabulary for discussing them in English.
This is exactly right - when you speak your native language, you don't need to think about how to construct a sentence or how the language works, you just do it naturally because you have for your whole life. Without taking another language it's even harder to explain how your own language works...
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