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    Arrow Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Hello!

    I need a help.
    I don't know if this phrases are correct...

    1)I'm interesting in know more about this fantastic place.

    2)My country doesn't get any influential role in the world.

    3)I'm keen to know more about you, your country and your city.

    Thank you!

    Falcon


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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Hi Falcon,

    First of all, the title of your topic sounds more natural if you use "will" or "would" (even better) instead of "shall".

    Will/Would you correct those phrases, please?

    1)I'm interested to know more about this fantastic place.

    2)My country doesn't have any influential role in the world.

    3)I'm keen on knowing more about you, your country and your city.

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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    1) I believe the right construction to be I'm interested in knowing...
    2) I would use have
    3) I'd go with I'm keen on knowing...

    Hope this helps!

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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hello!

    I need a help.
    I don't know if this phrases are correct...

    1)I'm interesting in know more about this fantastic place.

    2)My country doesn't get any influential role in the world.

    3)I'm keen to know more about you, your country and your city.

    Thank you!

    Falcon

    I'd also say " I'm interested in knowing more about this fantastic place" in the first sentence. The second and the third sentences don't have serious mistakes in them though " doesn't have" and " keen on knowing" are more correct from grammatical point of view.

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    Smile Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Quote Originally Posted by Falcon View Post
    Hello!

    I need a help.
    I don't know if this phrases are correct...

    1)I'm interesting in know more about this fantastic place.

    2)My country doesn't get any influential role in the world.

    3)I'm keen to know more about you, your country and your city.

    Thank you!

    Falcon


    Say:
    I need help.


    I don't know if these phrases are correct.


    1) I'm interested in learning more about this fabulous place.


    2) My country doesn't have an influential role in the world.


    3) I'd very much like to learn more about you, your country and your city.

    The word "keen" isn't used much in AE. I suggest that you avoid using it here (USA) unless you want to get funny looks.


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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Heres my tuppence worth

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    Can you correct these phrases please?

    Hello!

    I need some help.
    I don't know if these phrases are correct...

    1)I'm interested in knowing more about this fantastic place.

    2)My country doesn't have any influential role in the world.

    3)I'm keen to learn more about you, your country and your city.

    Thank you!

    Falcon

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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Perhaps:
    Please give me your suggestions.

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    Arrow Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Now, I'm confused, indeed.

    Can you explain me why I can't use "shall"? Is it wrong or doesn't make any sense? Is a grammatical error?

    Ronbee said: "The word "keen" isn't used much in AE. I suggest that you avoid using it here (USA) unless you want to get funny looks."
    Can you tell me what would it mean if I was said it in USA? (I'm curious to learn about it!)

    Finally, thanks for all (or to all?) for help.

    Falcon

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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    You shouldn't be confused. The word "shall" isn't typically used in requests. In fact, in AE it is hardly ever used at all.

    shall - Definitions from Dictionary.com

    A word would have no meaning at all to those who don't use it. Thus, the "funny" looks.


    Say:
    Thanks to all.


    I hope that helps.

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    Re: Shall you correct those phrases, please?

    Shall is reasonably common in Britain. 'Shall we dance?, Shall we go the cinema? shall we watch tv. Shall I take the dog for a walk- more of a suggestion than a question, but still a request.

    It is not used with 'you', substitute you for we in any of the above and it doesn't work.

    Keen is common in Britain, and is not out of place.

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