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    Unhappy please check my paragraph

    Please, checks this paragraph
    "Hello, to all
    I'm a new member. My english is not so good, but I try to improve it. English is not my native language and I don't have chance to use it in my job or in my daily life. So I don't have self-confidence and alway worry what I say or write correctly. I think writting can help me improve my english skill. I will written some story in english and count on someone in here recomment me."
    Thank you

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    I don't have chance - I don't have the opportunity
    alway worry - always
    worry what I say or write correctly- worry whether what I write or say is correct
    writting- writing
    english skill- English skills
    some story- stories or a story
    recomment me- commenting

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    Red face Re: please check my paragraph

    Thank you tdol for your commenting.
    I am very happy that you understood my writing.
    However, I have some question.
    why should I use "oppotunity" instead of " chance" ?
    I think each other are same meaning.
    And again, I would like you comment my this writing.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: please check my paragraph

    Hi pat_bma
    I'm Thai too and I can understand all of your writing.

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    Default Re: please check my paragraph

    Quote Originally Posted by pat_bma
    why should I use "oppotunity" instead of " chance" ?
    I think each other are same meaning.
    Sometimes when words have a similar meaning, we tend to choose one in certain contexts, or together with certain words. This is done through habit rather than logic, and is known as collocation. I simply suggested 'opportunity' because it fitted the sense better. 'Chance' is more used when luck is involved.

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    "Chance" usually implies that there is some risk involved.
    "Opportunity" implies that there is a platform open for you to express your views, for good or for bad, but you'll not face any consequences as a result.

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    Wink Re: please check my paragraph

    Hi k k colin love
    Thank you for your encoragement.
    I'm very glad to meet Thai people in this forum.
    you can enjoy communicating with me if you would like to do.
    Because, you understand me in english language.

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    Smile Re: please check my paragraph

    Thank you tdol and Ouisch.
    Both of your explanations make me very clear.
    Exactly, I can speak " everyone has a chance to invest in stock market."
    Is this correct ?

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    Default Re: please check my paragraph

    It should be 'the stock market' or use the plural if they are investing internationally across markets.

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    Yes, you're welcome.

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