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    #1

    Please help me with my text

    Hi teachers!

    Could you check if there are any mistakes in my text?

    I have been studying English since I was ten years old. A very long time. English is my hobby, my way of life, my dream; my dream of visiting Oxford, Cambridge, Bath and other universities. It is only a dream for the time being. One can master the basics of English language only by hard work and ,thus, experience acquired by it [?] speaks for itself.
    Learning a language is neither easy nor simple when you think of grammar rules or exceptions to the rules, pronounciation or vocabulary usage.

    I don`t like the word simple but I cannot think of another one now. Could you help me find a better one instead of it?

    Thank you very much in advance.


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    Re: Please help me with my text

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Learning a language is neither easy nor simple when you think of grammar rules or exceptions to the rules, pronounciation or vocabulary usage.

    With easy, in my opinion, you just restate the same idea in a different manner. I would make a bit more radical alterations to this sentence:

    English is not easy, given the lot of rules and exceptions; by the same token, the way to mastering it is far from a plain sail also.

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    #3

    Re: Please help me with my text

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    With easy, in my opinion, you just restate the same idea in a different manner. I would make a bit more radical alterations to this sentence:

    English is not easy, given the lot of rules and exceptions; by the same token, the way to mastering it is far from a plain sail also.
    Hi Svartnik.

    Thank you very much for helping me.

    One more question: what does sail mean?

    Thank you again.


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    Re: Please help me with my text

    Click on Plain sailing

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