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Common Mistakes for Non-Native Speakers of English?

Hi, I've been following this community for a while now, but this is the first time I've needed y'all's help.
I'm a writer with a fairly international cast, and many of my characters are non-native speakers of English. What I'd like to know is what grammatical mistakes would a native Welsh, Spanish, Scottish Gaelic, and/or Arabic speaker make when speaking English, and would a native Arabic speaker have difficulty with non-phonetic English spellings? From what I know of Arabic, the alphabet seem fairly phonetic. Is this the case?

Thank you so much! :-)
Tags: arabic, english, mongolian, spanish, spelling, welsh, writing
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