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    Default I am a new comer here ,happy new year!^_^

    I am newer here ,from china.
    my english is poor,so ,i fail to pass cet-4,i will study hard,please help!

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    Well, you're newer that most, that's true.
    At any rate, we're happy to have you.


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    Default Re: I am a new comer here ,happy new year!^_^

    Quote Originally Posted by coolrains
    I am newer here ,from china.
    my english is poor,so ,i fail to pass cet-4,i will study hard,please help!
    OK- newcomer is a single word.

    I'd say 'I am new here'- there'sno need to make a comparison. I'd write China with a capital, English too. I fail is not a good verb use- do you mean you have failed or will? I hope it's the future because we may well be able to do something about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolrains
    I am newer here ,from china.
    my english is poor,so ,i fail to pass cet-4,i will study hard,please help!
    OK- newcomer is a single word.

    I'd say 'I am new here'- there'sno need to make a comparison. I'd write China with a capital, English too. I fail is not a good verb use- do you mean you have failed or will? I hope it's the future because we may well be able to do something about that.
    I think he meant that he failed that test, but he is going to try again. Of course, I could be wrong.

    :)

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    Let's see.

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    to tdol:
    yes ,you are right,i do it so bad that i think i couldn't pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolrains
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    yes ,you are right,i do it so bad that i think i couldn't pass.
    Try:
    • I do so poorly at it that I don't think I can pass.


    Or:
    • My studies are not going well, and I don't have confidence that I can pass.


    What do you think?

    :)

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    Default Re: I am a new comer here ,happy new year!^_^

    Coolrains,I think we(that's you and me) are walking on the campuses next to each other!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe
    Coolrains,I think we(that's you and me) are walking on the campuses next to each other!!!!
    (that's you and I)- it's a subject not an object
    I'm not sure that walking is the best verb- that's not really your purpose on the campus.

    Hi, Joe, these are the changes I'd make

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Well, you're newer that most, that's true.
    At any rate, we're happy to have you.

    RonBee,what do you mean by "you're newer that most"?

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