DOUBT vs. QUESTION
As a non-native teacher of English as a Foreign Language, I have always frowned on my students’ use of the sentence “I have a doubt”.
Judging it a typical case of language transfer, I promptly tell them that they should instead say that they “have a question”.
After coming across the sentence “if students have doubt” in a teacher’s guide, I don’t feel so self-assured as to jump on my students’ phrase anymore.
Any comment on this usage will be greatly appreciated.
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