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    Hi,

    I am a member of this forum for more than two years and found the best place to learn English and I was aways from here a few months ago. When again I was back here, I can see a silence here. No thread being answered ...alll seems like zero reply....

    Thanks
    Gauri

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    Default Re: no replies these days?

    The 'Ask a Teacher' forum is very active.

    As we often tell people, few members have the time or inclination to proofread/correct essays. You are welcome to post your writing here, but we cannot guarantee that anyone will respond. As Tdol wrote recently:

    "People can submit writing and people may make corrections or comments. But not always. Correcting writing takes time and is not a particularly popular activity among the teachers who are on the forum- many of them have plenty of that to do at work and don't want to do more when they are relaxing on language forums.

    I never correct writing. I used to, but it took up too much time and I spend much of my free time on the site anyway, so I decided a few years ago not to correct any more writing. There are many other teachers who do the same, some who correct occasionally and a few who will often correct writing.


    However, if you're after proofreading, then going for a paid service that will give you dedicated time may be a better idea. Posting a ten-thousand word essay and saying it's urgent and expecting volunteers who are in the forum to discuss language to correct it in a hour is not very realistic.


    If you post writing, it may get answers, but this is not guaranteed. There is no urgent turn-around time. We are volunteers and mostly prefer discussing language to correctng texts."

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    Thanks 5jj, I understand what you mean. I write almost every day to improve my English and I am not in hurry to get my editing done quickly. Would you recomend ny such paid services which are little cheaper as well? Thanks Gauri

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