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    Hello,

    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct:

    "Having a foreign pen friend is a good way of language practice."

    Thank you,
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyt View Post
    Hello,

    Could you tell me if this sentence is correct:

    "Having a foreign pen friend is a good way of language practice."

    Thank you,
    heyt
    Having a foreign penpal (all one word) is a good way of practicing a language.

    We don't say "a good way of + noun", you need "of + verb-ing" in this context.

    Or you could say "a good way to practice a language" but "practicing" matches "having" at the beginning of the sentence.

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    Thank you!

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    Default Re: way of sth

    In BrE it is 'a good way of practising...'. The verb is practise, the noun practice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    In BrE it is 'a good way of practising...'. The verb is practise, the noun practice.
    Oops! Thanks 5jj, I didn't even noticed I'd typed a "c".

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    Default Re: way of sth

    Or a good way to practise

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