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    Is it correct what it's written in this dialogue?

    A: How long did you live in New Youk City?
    B: I lived there for 9 months.
    A: Oh, that's why you speak English very good...! I've got to get used to your American pronunciation, because I'm usually used to the British one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Is it correct what it's written in this dialogue?

    A: How long did you live in New Youk City?
    The question is correct, and refers to the past state of living in the NYC. The person questioned doesn't live there any more.

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    B: I lived there for 9 months.
    Correct.

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    A: Oh, that's why you speak English very good...! I've got to get used to your American pronunciation, because I'm usually used to the British one.
    Sounds good to me.
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    If you are not a teacher don't try to correct mistakes. Otherwise someone else has to correct your mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
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    If you are not a teacher don't try to correct mistakes. Otherwise someone else has to correct your mistakes.
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    Sorry, I didn't want to get anybody confused by my explanations. I'm off now.

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    Any teacher who can answer me?????!!!! Mr Harry Smith, are you able to answer my question?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
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    If you are not a teacher don't try to correct mistakes. Otherwise someone else has to correct your mistakes.
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    Oh yes, I've just found the mistake that I didn't find beforehand.

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Is it correct what it's written in this dialogue?

    A: Oh, that's why you speak English very good...! I've got to get used to your American pronunciation, because I'm usually used to the British one.
    There should be 'very well' in place of 'very good'. I was thinking of something else then.
    Sorry once again.

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    Default Re: a question!

    A: How long have you lived in New Youk City?
    B: I've lived there for 9 months.
    A: Oh, that's why you speak English very well...! I've to get used to your American pronunciation, because I'm used to the British one.[/quote]

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    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    Is it correct what it's written in this dialogue?

    A: How long did you live in New Youk City?
    B: I lived there for 9 months.
    This is fine, as engee said, if the person no longer lives there. If the person still lives there, then Harry's correction is correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    A: Oh, that's why you speak English very good...!
    This is the only true error. I would say "so well."

    Quote Originally Posted by dilodi83 View Post
    I've got to get used to your American pronunciation, because I'm usually used to the British one.
    I've got to is fine, at least in American English. You can also say "I have to."

    I'm usually used to is redundant and not good style - I usually hear or I'm used to are better choices.

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    thanks so much BARB!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
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    If you are not a teacher don't try to correct mistakes. Otherwise someone else has to correct your mistakes.
    Harry Smith
    If he say that he is not a teacher, his contributions are welcome.

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