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frenchn00b 07-08-2008 02:26 PM

Problems with English? Questions? Vocabulary, grammar... Post here :)
 
Problems with English? Vocabulary, grammar... Post here :)

That may help some persons, who are having problems/troubles with English. We shouldn't offence the language of Shakespeare.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare

Happy Tux !
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Frenchn00b does it daily x10000 times :)

ronlau9 07-09-2008 01:56 AM

I do not know anything of the language of Shakespeare
When I was at school they try to teach me the Queen,s English

regards

ron lau

pixellany 07-09-2008 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ronlau9 (Post 3208448)
I do not know anything of the language of Shakespeare
When I was at school they try to teach me the Queen,s English

regards

ron lau

But did they teach you the Queen's punctuation?......;)

alan_ri 07-09-2008 09:33 AM

Well,I think that I have the highest number of edited posts because of grammar corrections then any other member since LQ started back in 2000 :D,and that's because this is international forum and we "must" use international language and I want that what I post here will make sense to whoever will read it and if I'm not careful with my english then that would not be so maybe,like sometimes when I just couldn't understand what the OP meant to say in his post.I use http://dictionary.reference.com/ for my corrections and learning even if I have learned a lot in school.

ronlau9 07-09-2008 09:33 AM

I write TRY to teach me

all the best

Nylex 07-09-2008 11:11 AM

Common errors in English.

frenchn00b 07-09-2008 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alan_ri (Post 3208822)
Well,I think that I have the highest number of edited posts because of grammar corrections then any other member since LQ started back in 2000 :D,and that's because this is international forum and we "must" use international language and I want that what I post here will make sense to whoever will read it and if I'm not careful with my english then that would not be so maybe,like sometimes when I just couldn't understand what the OP meant to say in his post.I use http://dictionary.reference.com/ for my corrections and learning even if I have learned a lot in school.

what a long sentence ! :) :)

Su-Shee 07-09-2008 03:33 PM

A classic to read and to write better afterwards is Strunk & White's "Elements of Style".

It's very helpful, especially for non-native speakers. (Well, writers here.. :) )

jomen 07-09-2008 03:53 PM

Thank you Nylex - I just learned something by browsing through.
This phrase is often used - in my language too.
Until now I always understood it differently - mainly because it is always used ... to describe or mean something huge.
http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/quantum.html

...therefore - it is not my fault - I learn(ed) by looking at how others use language ;)

Good excuse?

Thanks again!

[edit] and Thanks to Su-Shee too

jiml8 07-09-2008 05:43 PM

Ain't no one never taught me queen's english.

I speak 'Murican.

(edited to make first sentence grammatically more deplorable)

hubbruch 07-09-2008 06:30 PM

So exactly what is meant with the subjected "English"? Is it the tooth decay suffering british, or the fast food devouring Tommies? Add parts of South Africa, the Aussies, most folks from Canada, etc.

Facts down, there is not one single accepted version of the English language (save some university-biased PC shade-wearing conspiracy mongers) around in this age.

Why don't we just talk and write using the grammar that has been set years and years ago (yes, it's actually the grammar that's still "correct" today) and still use hip, or whatever, words with it?

Flames for incorrect grammar, or the likes, are welcomed.

Kind regards,
Hubb

frenchn00b 07-11-2008 04:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Su-Shee (Post 3209221)
A classic to read and to write better afterwards is Strunk & White's "Elements of Style".

It's very helpful, especially for non-native speakers. (Well, writers here.. :) )

is it a book? Thou may give me further information. :)
I found this about it: http://www.bartleby.com/141/
(One can even find it on the net.)

Su-Shee 07-12-2008 08:23 AM

This is a little book, yes - or to be precise: I've got it on paper. ;)

Ah, how nice - ok. :)

And btw - frenchie :) Do you have by any chance a link for an online version of the Robert or of "le bon usage"? :)

frenchn00b 07-12-2008 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Su-Shee (Post 3212175)
This is a little book, yes - or to be precise: I've got it on paper. ;)

Ah, how nice - ok. :)

And btw - frenchie :) Do you have by any chance a link for an online version of the Robert or of "le bon usage"? :)

I have 2 Robert dictionary in my shelf. But electronic, nope. I have lot of books ab. french, as it is obvious. Encarta and universalis are 2 very good cdroms, encyclopedia. I would recommand. Otherwise le bon usage... I can have a look.

Question:
For or Since?
"Since recent years the food industry is facing lot of demands"
or
"For recent years the food industry is facing lot of demands"
What would be the solution?

brianL 07-12-2008 08:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by frenchn00b (Post 3211618)
Thou may

Should be "Thou mayst" or "Thou mayest".

"In recent years the food industry has been facing a lot of demands." or "Recently the food industry is facing a lot of demands."

End of lesson. :)


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