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    Lightbulb [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Hello! Could you please proofread below text for me at your convenience? I just jotted down my happyness and didn't want to make it long. Is it right in diary format? Many thanks!
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    Nov 23, 2008; Sunday.................................................. .......................... Shanghai, drizzle

    Dear Diary,

    I have a problem about editing PDF file which I couldn't work out by myself. I have posted this question of mine in several Chinese-based BBS but no one could help me out. For these a few day it has bugged me. Today I tried to post it in an English-based forum, and miracle happened-an expert of PDF helped me out. I was in cloud nine when I solved my problem after I followed the steps he taught me.

    I have been benefited from the English language. Many Chinese don't like English, but I couldn't imagine if I never learned English.

    It's around 11 pm now. I am going to hit the hay. See you later alligator!

    Last edited by thedaffodils; 23-Nov-2008 at 15:59.

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Quote Originally Posted by thedaffodils View Post
    Hello! Could you please proofread the text below for me at your convenience? I just jotted down my happiness and didn't want to make it long. Is it right in diary format? Many thanks!
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    Nov 23, 2008; Sunday.................................................. .......................... Shanghai, drizzle

    Dear Diary,

    I have a problem about editing a PDF file which I couldn't work out by myself. I have posted this question of mine in several Chinese-based BBS but no one could help me out. For these past few day it has bugged me. Today I tried to post it in an English-based forum, and a miracle happened-an expert in PDF helped me out. I was on cloud nine when I solved my problem after I followed the steps he taught me.

    I have been benefiting from the English language. Many Chinese don't like English, but I couldn't imagine what things might be like if I never learned English.

    It's around 11 pm now. I am going to hit the hay. See you later alligator!


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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Hi Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your corrections.

    I have a question about the usage of "few".

    A former teacher of mine taught me that "a few" means there are a very small quantity of things, but "few" means there are almost nothing.

    Why did you remove "a" from the below context? I understand why you used "past".

    For these past few day it has bugged me.
    Thanks!

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    BBS- shouldn't that be BBSs or BBSes?

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    BBS- shouldn't that be BBSs or BBSes?
    Hi Tdol,

    Thank you for your correction.

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Hello thedaffodils,

    You are very studious! I wish I could be just half studious of you!
    Awesome. I'm such a lazy student.

    Can I join in your diary thread sometimes?
    So I can talk leisurely and correct my English concurrently.

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Hi Supada,

    Thank you very much for your kind words.

    With no false modesty, I study English hard but it is just a labour of love. You are welcome to join any threads of mine. I am afraid that I might not frequently post my diary here.

    Have a good day there!

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    You do not need both "these" and "a".

    So either "it has bugged me for a few days" or "it has bugged me for these past few days"; or even simply "it has bugged me for days".

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    Re: [Diary]Happy to Learn English

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    You do not need both "these" and "a".

    So either "it has bugged me for a few days" or "it has bugged me for these past few days"; or even simply "it has bugged me for days".
    Anglika,

    Thank you very much for your help. I got it. Have a good one.

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