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    dear i've found a cambridge book of speaking
    i want to know if this book are good
    thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by light86 View Post
    dear iI've found a c Cambridge book of on speaking.
    i I want to know if this book are is good.
    t Thank you.
    You have been told at least four times that 'dear' is not an appropriate way to start a post.

    If you want us to respond to your posts:

    1. Take note of what we say.
    2. Start using capital letters and full stops appropriately.

    if you want our opinions on a book, it will be helpful if you give us the title and author.

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    Quote Originally Posted by light86 View Post
    dear i've found a cambridge book of speaking
    i want to know if this book are good
    thank you
    5jj is not kidding you. It might be common to call each other "dear" in Algeria while practicing English with your friends (and posts here suggest that it is), but calling an English native "dear" could be taken as an insult, bad manners, or at least a strange lack of knowledge of the culture of which you are learning the language. In certain situations, it could also be construed as a homosexual overture. Please take note.

    Writing "Dear Mr Smith" at the start of a letter is an entirely different thing, and is normal. But when you meet Mr Smith, you do not call him "dear", as in "Let's get some coffee, dear."
    In America (mostly), it is possible to begin a speech with "Dear Friends". This is mostly done by people who want something from you, usually your money or your votes.
    If you don't understand this, there are many of us who would be prepared to elaborate further. But the rule is quite simple. Don't do it.

    PS: "Dear Teachers" is also acceptable to some of us, as being in the class of "Dear Mr Smith", but "Dears", or "dear" are not. This might seem to be too subtle a difference to have practical significance, but I'd like to join 5jj in assuring you that it is not.
    Last edited by Raymott; 18-Dec-2011 at 15:57.

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    hi
    for me "dear" it is to respect the teacher
    but i will not said

    please help me to learn speaking

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    If you want us to respond to your posts:

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    Quote Originally Posted by light86 View Post
    for me "dear" it is to respect the teacher
    That's all very well. But when you learn someone else's language, you don't get to arbitrarily choose one of their words to show respect, or to mean what you want it to. You have to learn what a certain word means to them, and use it accordingly.
    Once you grasp this concept, your English should improve exponentially.
    Last edited by Raymott; 19-Dec-2011 at 00:36. Reason: spelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by light86 View Post
    i've found a cambridge book of speaking
    i want to know if this book are good
    thank you
    What is the name of the book and who wrote it?

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