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    Getting corrections in the forum

    Hi everybody.
    Lately I've been learning English independently through reading and writing. I made a lot of progress, the problem is - I need someone to correct my texts.
    Are there people here who could check pieces of text of mine from time to time? If there are, it'll be a huge help.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Getting corrections in the forum

    The simple answer is yes. However, there are a few conditions:

    - We do not help with any homework assignments at all. If your piece is going to be handed in for marking, it must be your work.
    - Pieces shouldn't be too long. For my own part, I don't have time to go through any piece longer than about six to ten full sentences, depending on the length of the sentences.
    - Bear in mind that this particular part of the forum gets less attention than, for example, Ask A Teacher (which is for individual, specific enquiries) so it will take longer for you to get a response here. Be patient.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Getting corrections in the forum

    Thank you for you response.
    The pieces I'm talking about are not assignments, but texts I write for myself to improve my writing, (I'm not a native English speaker) so this shouldn't be a problem.
    As to the pieces length - as a matter of fact my pieces are quite longer then ten sentences. But I don't think it'll be a problem, I could post the text and if anybody has time to correct even part of it it'll help me very much.
    Time is really not a problem for me. as I said I write the pieces for myself, so I don't have any deadline. I just want to know eventually about mistakes I made.

    Thank you. The first piece's coming soon (-:

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    Re: Getting corrections in the forum

    As to the pieces' length ( lenght of the pieces ) / my pieces are quite a bit longer than ten sentences / not a problem for me. As I said I write the / I just want to know eventually about (any?) mistakes I made.
    The first piece is coming soon

    I'm not a teacher as such, but I did notice these mistakes, or at least I think they are mistakes.
    Does anyone care to comment?
    Last edited by PeterValk; 12-Dec-2013 at 19:10. Reason: noticed another mistake

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    Re: Getting corrections in the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by ismiv View Post
    The first piece's coming soon. (-:
    The first piece is coming soon.
    If your pieces are lengthy, I recommend that you post them a few sentences at a time. That way, you are likely to get responses in each thread from several different users, rather than waiting for one or two people who have time to look at the whole piece.
    Don't try to make your own emoticons/smileys. If you want to use one, click on the in the toolbar and choose the appropriate one.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Re: Getting corrections in the forum

    Quote Originally Posted by PeterValk View Post
    As to the pieces' length ( lenght of the pieces ) / my pieces are quite a bit longer than ten sentences / not a problem for me. As I said I write the / I just want to know eventually about (any?) mistakes I made.
    The first piece is coming soon

    I'm not a teacher as such, but I did notice these mistakes, or at least I think they are mistakes.
    Does anyone care to comment?

    Thanks. This is the kind of corrections I had in my mind.

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    Re: Getting corrections in the forum

    Also, remind us each time that this is just for your own practice.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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