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    I always post on two forums.but i like this one the most.
    Can't i use ''sweet and respected teachers?
    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
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    <My sweet and respected teachers>-- Incorrect. Use 'Dear Teacher,'
    I'm going along/down/up the street.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Micawber
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    Please remember that I told you not to use that greeting-- save it for your girlfriend (if you are a boy) or boyfriend (if you are a girl) or significant other (if you are gay). Use 'Dear Teacher' or 'Dear English-test.net' or something similar; in these, 'Dear' is not an endearment, but a stylized salutation.
    Look at some of the other posts here. Posters here use such casual, friendly greetings as 'Hi, everyone' or just 'Hello'.
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    I got angry by reading his post.i replied that...
    I have joined other forums. i wrote the same.they never insult me as you are doing.please i want to learn English from Uk and American teachers not Japani one who doesn't know anything but to write everything by using a dictionary.where are other teachers? tell me if it's wrong to say ''sweet and respected'' should i bring a british teacher here to explain for you.or maybe your English is different
    What if someone uses ''love'' for you what will you say?
    You'll call him a gay.
    let me explain.
    ''love'' is used to address somebody in a friendly way.
    we can''t be a teacher by buying two dictionaries.
    Where are other teachers please?
    That was my reply i wonder what will he write now.
    I have one cambridge and three oxford dictionaries.
    I always look new words up.i still post even i understand.
    Cos we can't learn anything without a teacher.
    there's written in oxford dictionaries that ''bouce sb into doing sth'' means to force sb to do sth'' as Angila told me too.
    I made the same post on that forum.the reply was.....
    Quote Originally Posted by MrPedantic
    Hello Twilit,
    1. He mumbled something to me about going to the party.
    ó fine!
    2. He bounced me into going to the party.
    ó means roughly "He used verbal manoeuvres to make it difficult for me not to go to the party."
    Best wishes,
    MrP
    If it's right?
    Last edited by twilit1988; 27-Oct-2008 at 15:28.

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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    I always post on two forums.but i like this one the most.
    Can't i use ''sweet and respected teachers?
    You can use whatever address you like. But since you're learning English, why not try an address that English-speaking people use?

    Personally, this term of address irritates me as well, in case you're interested.
    I say so only because you've asked. Perhaps others feel the same way, but, out of politeness, have not commented.

    One the other hand, I've been called worse things, and there is at least one poster who uses a less appropriate greeting.

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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    I always post on two forums.but i like this one the most.
    Can't i use ''sweet and respected teachers?

    It is not a natural greeting in English. It does not offend particularly, just sounds odd. "Dear teachers" would be more normal.

    With reference to Mr P's answer - Hello Twilit,
    1. He mumbled something to me about going to the party.
    ó fine!
    2. He bounced me into going to the party.
    ó means roughly "He used verbal manoeuvres to make it difficult for me
    not to go to the party."
    Best wishes,
    MrP


    Mr P is saying much what I said. Yes, it is right.

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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    i want to learn English from Uk and American teachers not Japani one who doesn't know anything but to write everything by using a dictionary.
    You have some nerve.

    The teacher you just insulted is a teacher from North America who gives hours and hours of his time freely helping students master the English language.

    Perhaps YOU should be a bit more sure of YOUR facts before you accuse people of "knowing nothing."

    If someone has asked you to not refer to them in a certain way, you should respect that. I don't like being called Barbie. If someone called me Barbie and I said "Simply call me Barb" I would expect that to be respected. I would not be "insulting" you if I said "I asked you not to call me by that name" if you ignored my request and called me by that name again.

    And the word is "Japanese" not "Japani."

    And you want "advice," which is uncountable, not "an advice."

    Good luck with your English studies.
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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    Im sure Mr Micawber can defend himself without our intervening.

    Listen, Twilit this is a message for you:

    I, personally, find it charming if you call me sweet and respected teacher, even if itís not the way native speakers would address each other.

    At least it shows respect and gratitude when some people on this forum donít even bother to press the thank you button when a teacher has spent a lot of time preparing an answer to their questions.
    Anyway, take care, Twilit, and if you want to call me sweet and respected teacher, please carry on doing so. Itís heartwarming.

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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    You know that's why i call them 'sweet and respected teachers' they teach English for free.They correct our sentences.I really can't find the words to thank my teachers.It is a forum.We always create a topic when we ask about something but it ain't like a letter or an email that is not often created.Therefore we use 'dear' or 'sir'

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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    Quote Originally Posted by twilit1988 View Post
    You know that's why i call them 'sweet and respected teachers' they teach English for free.They correct our sentences.I really can't find the words to thank my teachers.It is a forum.We always create a topic when we ask about something but it ain't like a letter or an email that is not often created.Therefore we use 'dear' or 'sir'

    If you want to go on using your greeting, no-one will stop you

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    Default Re: want an advice from my teachers

    I think he is good enough to reply your posts after your last reply to him in that thread. : )

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    Clark, I was laughing my head off while watching this video!

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