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pnp Post time: 2017-11-13 13:04
The Chinese teachers are the culprits responsible for their students' poor English. For example, ...
The rule you cited concerning the letter Y as the last letter of a verb is a general instruction, it applies to most of the verbs ending with a Y, for instance, apply, carry, gussy, dry, bully, ply, toady, and so on and on, so long as the Y follows a consonant letter. Of course, there are a few exceptions, like fly, but words like that are few and far between.
Similarly there are a number of words that doesn't follow the general rules when being converted into the past tense, like take, string, strike, buy, seek, etc., and for those words, Chinese teachers would provide a table of them for the pupils to memorize.
Chinese English teachers may be at fault in many respects, but you just miss the mark in trashing the grammatical rules that actually are very useful. (You are not a native English speaker, are you?)