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    Please check my sentence

    It was hard to me to get rid of nervousness when I talked with people. The more I feel nervous, the hard I will be to speak out.

    Please check the above sentence. Is my grammar correct?
    Last edited by summyang; 06-Dec-2013 at 03:58.

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    Re: Please check my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by summyang View Post
    It was hard to me to get rid of nervousness when I talked with people. The more I feel nervous, the hard I will be to speak out.

    Please check the above sentence. Is my grimmer correct?
    Please use something from your thread as your title. "Please check my sentence" is not a good title. This could have been "nervousness" or "It was hard to..."

    Past situation: It was hard for me to get rid of my nervousness when I talked with people. The more nervous I felt, the harder it was to speak.
    Current situation: It is hard for me to get rid of my nervousness when I speak to people. The more nervous I feel, the harder it is to speak.

    (I just realized I changed "talk" to "speak." There isn't much different, but it must have felt more natural to me because I made the change without thinking about it.)
    Last edited by Barb_D; 06-Dec-2013 at 18:00.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Please check my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    Past situation: It was hard for me to get rid of my nervousness when I talked with people. The more nervous I felt, the harder it was to speak.
    Current situation: It is hard for me to get rid of my nervousness when I speak to people. The more nervous I feel, the harder it is to speak.

    (I just realized I changed "talk" to "speak." There isn't much difference, but it must have felt more natural to me because I made the change without thinking about it.)
    I've found some minor typos and corrected them.

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    Re: Please check my sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    I've found some minor typos and corrected them.
    Argh! Thank you very much.

    My laptop has a very sensitive touch pad and all the time, my cursor ends up somewhere else and I accidentally delete things or add things where I didn't mean to.

    I am in your debt! I'll go fix my original post now.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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