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Use of language

Think of an incident from your own experience in which the use of language led to some communication breakdown.Explain the incident to show how language use contribute to the breakdown you identified.In response make clear which aspect of language led to poor communication eg.pronunciation, vocabulary,syntax,semantics


The event happened at an electronic repairing shop. At the shop, there were three people; the trainer, the apprentice and me. While I was having a chat with the trainer, he told his apprentice to wash tv. Unfortunately, instead of washing tv, the apprentice watched. Amusing! This happened because the apprentice misheard watch for wash t.v.