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    Dear Sir
    Please , tell me the difference of using between " give in " and " give up " !
    Thanks so much !

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetedd View Post
    Dear Sir Unnecessary and inappropriate - we are not all male.
    Please (no comma required here) tell me the difference of using between "give in" and "give up". (Exclamation mark not required here)
    Thanks so much. (Exclamation mark not required here.)
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please look at the comments and corrections I have made to your post in grey and red. Remember that we do not put a space before a full stop, comma, exclamation mark or question mark. We also only put spaces before opening quotation marks and after closing quotation marks.

    Have you looked up the definitions of "give in" and "give up" in dictionaries? What did you find?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Thank you for your correction,emsr2d2.
    I could find it in dictionary.I hope my punctuation is this time better.
    Sincerely

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetedd View Post
    Thank you for your correction, emsr2d2.
    I could find it in dictionary. I hope my punctuation is better this time. better.
    Sincerely Unnecessary
    As you can see from my corrections above, you have problems with your spacing around punctuation. Here are the basic rules of written English:

    - Start every sentence with a capital letter.
    - Always capitalise the word "I" and proper nouns.
    - Do not put a space before a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.
    - Always put a space after a full stop, comma, question mark or exclamation mark.

    You said "I could find it in dictionary". Did you mean "I could not find them in a dictionary"? If so, they are phrasal verbs - you need to look them up in a list of phrasal verbs, either on the net or in the "Reference" section of this forum.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: the difference

    tetedd, please note that a better title would have been Give in/give up.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Thank you for all of your guide. I have tried to fix it.
    Last edited by tetedd; 28-Jan-2014 at 16:48.

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    need to do something/need doing something
    I saw them in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. It has 2 examples :
    -This shirt needs to be washed.
    -This shirt needs washing
    Is there the difference in meaning between them? If so, what is it?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: the difference

    Please start a new thread for this unrelated question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tetedd View Post
    need to do something/need doing something
    I saw them in Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary. It has 2 examples :
    -This shirt needs to be washed.
    -This shirt needs washing
    Is there the difference in meaning between them? If so, what is it?
    Thanks
    Do please start a new thread when you have a different question, but the meaning is the same. However, the needs doing structure is not used in all variants of English- it is fine in BrE.

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