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    Is this example has the right meaning for "awkward" in my text?

    He tried to dance, but he was too clumsy and awkward.

    "Awkward and halting, vaguely archaic, Reid didn’t like wasting words or time. On his mind today was Obama’s future in the Senate—and he got right to the point."

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    Is this example has the right meaning ...

    Looking back through your posts, I have noticed such mistakes as these:

    Hi, is "fly down" means a ...
    Hi, what does this expression means?
    What does it means ...
    Hi, is this defines "Tedious" correctly?

    A little surprising, as you are also capable of writing:
    More precisely, the word "connect" here isn't clear to me, hence the whole phrase isn't clear ...

    Some of the mistakes in your questions have not been corrected, as people have concentrated on giving you the answers you have been seeking, but those four at the top, and others, were corrected. As you are asking people to give up their free time to answer your stream of questions, don’t you think it’s about time you gave something back by making some effort to formulate your questions correctly for the benefit of others?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Awkward

    Hi 5jj, Since that you can see my first post here, I told why I'm here so no blaming for that.
    If I knew how to ask right I would do it, I'm not always sure about it
    People doesn't must to reply me, I'm on other forums to try to help to other people, what a rude comment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    I'm on other forums to try to help to other people, what a rude comment.
    There is nothing rude about saying that you are on other forums to try to help other people.
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    YOURS was not mine. I'm on "Ask a teacher" forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    YOURS was not mine. I'm on "Ask a teacher" forum.
    I have pointed out those mistakes to you. Why do you continue to make them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    I have pointed out those mistakes to you. Why do you continue to make them?
    Hi Bhaisahab, are you banning me for not written correctly? I'm not used to that correctly still REALLY, the way that I ask a question, this is so not inviting to be here ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by flowersa View Post
    Hi Bhaisahab, are you banning me for not written correctly? I'm not used to that correctly still REALLY, the way that I ask a question, this is so not inviting to be here ...
    No, I am not banning you, yet.

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    Default Re: Awkward

    Try not to be so defensive, flowersa. 5jj was pointing out that it is surprising that at times you appear to be capable of writing quite convoluted and complicated sentences with no errors, yet you repeat some very basic mistakes. This is surprising to teachers. We expect people to make basic mistakes when they only have a basic level. You do not.

    As he said, four very basic mistakes (below) have been corrected already by other users but seemingly you continue to make them:

    1. Hi, is "fly down" means a ...
    2. Hi, what does this expression means?
    3. What does it means ...
    4. Hi, is this defines "Tedious" correctly?

    Once one of the volunteers/teachers here has corrected such constructions (and those corrections are generally clearly marked by us), we expect those errors not to be repeated.

    In case you can't find the original posts and their corrections, they should read:

    1. Hi. Does "fly down" mean ...
    2. Hi. What does this expression mean?
    3. What does it mean?
    4. Hi. Have I defined "tedious" correctly?
    Hi. Is this the correct definition of "tedious"?

    We are helpful and welcoming on this forum, but we expect a level of respect, patience and understanding from learners. We don't always simply answer the question that has been posted. If there are other errors in a post, we will correct those errors where possible and we expect those corrections to be noted and not repeated.

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