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    Default please check on my paragraph...

    Ok, I have decided to practice writing so I can improve my writing skills. So if there are mistakes please excuse my gibberish writing.


    I have to say that I'm very regret for not putting much effort on learning when i was in school. I never really tried in school or I should say on anything that I did. But today I'm here to ask everyone of you to help me on my English. I have told myself that I will practice writing once a while, but so far I have not done nor try anything to improve my English. From now on I will try to sharpen my tools and start learning English from this forum. I do wish I could have someone to communicate or write to (AIM messages, MSN, ect.). So, if anyone are interested please let me know.

    Ok, I guess I'm through with my rubbish paragraph. Please check it whenever you are available. Thank you. (and I do mean it about the communicate part)

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    I have to say that I'm very regret for not putting much effort on learning when i was in school.

    I would change this a bit:

    I have to say that I deeply regret not putting much effort into learning when I was at school.

    This is because 'regret' isn't an adjective. You could use 'regretful', but that doesn't sound as natural to me. Welcome to the forum. I will have a look at the rest of the paragraph in a minute when I have time.

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    I never really tried in school or I should say on anything that I did.
    Perhaps:
    • I never made much of an effort in school or, really, at anything I have done.


    :)

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    alright thanks, hmm... I just noticed that i have two stars!!! how did that happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chizu
    alright thanks, hmm... I just noticed that i have two stars!!! how did that happen?
    It's based on the number of posts you makes. I'm not sure how it works it out,though.

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    But today I'm here to ask everyone of you to help me on my English.
    Say:
    • But today I'm here to ask everyone of you to help me with my English.

    I have told myself that I will practice writing once a while, but so far I have not done nor try anything to improve my English.
    Say:
    • I have told myself that I will practice writing once a while, but so far I have not done anything to improve my English.

    From now on I will try to sharpen my tools and start learning English from this forum.
    Say:
    • From now on I will try to sharpen my tools and start learning English on this forum.

    Or:
    • From now on I will try to sharpen my tools and start learning English from the people on this forum.

    I do wish I could have someone to communicate or write to (AIM messages, MSN, ect.). So, if anyone are interested please let me know.
    Say:
    • I do wish I could have someone to communicate with or write to (AIM messages, MSN, ect.). So, if anyone is interested, please let me know.

    The word anyone is considered singular.

    :)

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    thanks a lot :)

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    You're quite welcome.

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