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    Please help me correct the following paragraph. Thanks!

    At the beginning, I would like to introduce
    myself. My name is Patricia, but don’t call me “Patrick”. I am much smarter and cuter than Patrick. Although my family will move to Hsinchu after I graduate from junior high school, I hope we can still keep in touch in the future.

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    Default Re: don't call me

    Quote Originally Posted by Ashiuhto View Post
    Please help me correct the following paragraph. Thanks!

    At the beginning
    First, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Patricia, but don’t call me “Patrick”. I am much smarter and cuter than Patrick. Although my family will move to Hsinchu after I graduate from junior high school, I hope we can still keep in touch in the future.
    One minor suggestion.

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    Allow me to introduce myself. The transition "First" is overused in English and should be avoided whenever possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shur2gal View Post
    The transition "First" is overused in English and should be avoided whenever possible.
    As I have said elsewhere, many learners are taught to use these words as one way of structuring an essay. They are commonly used by native speakers.
    Last edited by 5jj; 26-Apr-2013 at 19:18.
    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: don't call me

    Unless I am missing an intended witticism, I'd like to point out that no-one calls people called Patricia by the name Patrick. Patricia is a girl's name. Patrick is a boy's name. They can both be shortened to Pat, but they are definitely not interchangeable.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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