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Old 07-08-2008, 02:26 PM   #1
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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

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Frenchn00b does it daily x10000 times

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Old 07-09-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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I do not know anything of the language of Shakespeare
When I was at school they try to teach me the Queen,s English

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Old 07-09-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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I do not know anything of the language of Shakespeare
When I was at school they try to teach me the Queen,s English

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But did they teach you the Queen's punctuation?......
 
Old 07-09-2008, 09:33 AM   #4
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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 ,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.

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Old 07-09-2008, 09:33 AM   #5
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I write TRY to teach me

all the best
 
Old 07-09-2008, 11:11 AM   #6
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Common errors in English.
 
Old 07-09-2008, 03:18 PM   #7
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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 ,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 !
 
Old 07-09-2008, 03:33 PM   #8
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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.. )
 
Old 07-09-2008, 03:53 PM   #9
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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

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Old 07-09-2008, 05:43 PM   #10
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Ain't no one never taught me queen's english.

I speak 'Murican.

(edited to make first sentence grammatically more deplorable)

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Old 07-09-2008, 06:30 PM   #11
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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.

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Old 07-11-2008, 04:00 PM   #12
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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.)

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Old 07-12-2008, 08:23 AM   #13
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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"?
 
Old 07-12-2008, 08:37 AM   #14
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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?
 
Old 07-12-2008, 08:39 AM   #15
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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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