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    go or study

    I'm a student. I go to college.
    I'm a student . I 'm studying at a college.

    Which variant is better?
    Last edited by towcats1; 21-Jun-2013 at 21:33.

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    Re: go or study

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    I'm a student. I go to college.
    I'm a student . I 'm studing at a college.

    Which variant is better?
    Seeing as the second sentence contains a spelling mistake and an error in punctuation, it can't be the better of the two. If you correct the spelling mistake and the punctuation spacing, we will be better able to compare the two sentences.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go or study

    A spelling mistake was an elementary misprint. But I cannot guess an error in punctuation
    Was the gap before the point the punctuation spacing ? It's impossible
    Last edited by towcats1; 21-Jun-2013 at 21:54.

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    Re: go or study

    In your second sentence, you have mistakenly put a space before the first full stop.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go or study

    Why do you say 'the stop' instead of 'the point' and 'a space' instead of 'a gap'?

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    #6

    Re: go or study

    Now we have 3 questions in 1

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    Why do you say 'the stop' instead of 'the point' and 'a space' instead of 'a gap'?
    It's not a "point". It's a "full stop" in BrE, and a "period" in AmE. And in BrE, we say that the "gap" between words and punctuation is a "space".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    Now we have 3 questions in 1
    Yes, and that really doesn't work. I've deleted your question about "get along" - please open a new thread for that totally unconnected question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go or study

    Quote Originally Posted by towcats1 View Post
    A spelling mistake was an elementary misprint. But I cannot guess an error in punctuation
    Was the gap before the point the punctuation spacing ? It's impossible
    I don't know what you mean by "It's impossible". The error was that you put a space before the full stop. In your first example sentence, you got the spacing correct by putting the full stop directly after the word "student". You have now repeated the error by putting a space before the question mark - I have marked it in red.

    In written English, we do not put a space before a full stop, comma, exclamation mark or question mark.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: go or study

    It means I cannot believe it.
    Thanks for your patience.

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