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  1. freedom
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    Aren't I friendly?

    I am a Chinese boy, my English is very poor.
    Sorry for my simple question.
    Recently, In a game forum that discusses the game Conquerors and so on, a boy registered with the name "Conqueror", I said that the name is
    beautiful, two men have quoted my post so far. Maybe someone think I am not friendly, but I am really friendly. I can't know what is wrong.
    In west, Isn't the word "conqueror" a good one?
    Here is the link,
    http://aok.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/a...f=3,32477,0,10
    Thank you.

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    I thin they think your use of 'beautiful' is a bit too strong. The first reply uses LOL (laughing out loud), so it's nothing to worry about. I'd suggest using an adjective like 'cool' or 'good' rather than beautiful.

  2. freedom
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    Oh, thank you teacher.
    Now I know what is my mistake.


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    Hi Freedom and Tdol,

    I think the person who said 'aren't you friendly' - didn't mean this as a question like 'Why are you not friendly' but rather as a statement like 'hey you are friendly, aren't you?
    So, nothing to worry about for you, Freedom, you are regarded as friendly not the other way round.

    Hope this makes sense...
    Torsten

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    Freedom is a nice name too. In fact, it is a very good name. :wink:

    Perhaps you think your English skills aren't very good, so you are unsure of yourself, but it looks to me like you are doing just fine. :)

    The "lol" and the smiley both tell me that the reaction to your remark was a positive one. :)

    Relax. You are doing fine.

    :D

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    I felt, they might have felt his adjective was a little too strong, but they realised he was being friendly and were just passing a friendly, jokey comment back. The second confused smiley doesn't mean that the person is negative, just a bit surprised.

    I agree with Torsten's comment about the meaning of the question- it's a little ironic rather than actually questioning whether Freedom is friendly- it's showing surprise at how friendly he is.

  4. freedom
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    Thank you for all the friends' earnest, circumspection,
    and your friendly beautiful answers.
    I pluck up my courage to use beautiful again.
    If it is not a good one to use in the case of this situation,
    please excuse me.

    Aside from it above,
    I will very glad if someone can point out my mistakes in English in any of my posts.

    By the way, I like GNU/Linux's freedom spirit very much,
    so my name is freedom.

    Good luck to all.

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    OK, Freedom- I'd take the comma out from after 'earnest' as the next word is a noun. BTW, I like the way you use English vocabulary. ;-0

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    Aside from it above,
    I will very glad if someone can point out my mistakes in English in any of my posts.
    You should probably say: "...I would be very glad if..."

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    Following on from Will:
    "...I would be very glad if someone could...

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