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    Default I don't like sweet things. Though I am eating a pastry. Correct?

    Hi teachers,

    1) I am weak in English. I must receive English tuition. Correct and Can I use "take" in place of "receive"?

    2) I don't like sweet things. Though I am eating a pastry. Correct?

    Many thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: I don't like sweet things. Though I am eating a pastry. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    Hi teachers,

    1) I am weak in English. I must receive English tuition. Correct? and Can I use "take" in place of "receive"?
    1) I am poor at English OR I am not very good at English. I must get some English tuition OR I must take English classes.

    Note that we say "excellent/good/not very good/poor at English".

    2) I don't like sweet things. Though I am eating a pastry. Correct? No.
    2) I don't like sweet things, yet I am eating a pastry.

    This doesn't need to be two separate sentences. If you want to use two sentences, then "I don't like sweet things. However, I am eating a pastry" or "I don't like sweet things. Despite that fact, I am eating a pastry."

    Many thanks in advance.
    See above.

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    Default Re: I don't like sweet things. Though I am eating a pastry. Correct?

    When will "receive" use?

    Is "some" necessary to use?
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    Default Re: I don't like sweet things. Though I am eating a pastry. Correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Naeem PTC View Post
    When will should "receive" be used?

    Is "some" necessary? to use?
    Personally, I rarely use "to receive" when talking about tuition or classes.

    I need to have some lessons.
    I will get some lessons.
    I had some driving lessons when I was seventeen.

    In a formal context, I might use it but probably only in the past tense. "I received some training in that computer system at my previous workplace but I plan to undergo some further training in the near future".


    "Some" is not obligatory, it just seemed appropriate.

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