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    What do you call it in Engish

    Hello.

    What do you call it in English?
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    Can we say "I'm trying to get rid of [this word]"?

    Thanks in advance.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #2

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    'I'm squeezing this matter spot/zit.'

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    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    Thanks.

    It's my bad habit and I'm trying to get rid of it.
    How should I say a natural sentence?

    Is "I'm trying to get rid of squeezing zits" good English?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #4

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    'I'm trying to give up squeezing my zits.'

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    #5

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    I'm trying to give up squeezing my spots.
    I'm trying to stop myself squeezing my spots.
    (Depending on the type of spot, we might also call them "blackheads").

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    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #6

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    As I can see nobody used "get rid of" or "get out of". Do "give up" or "stop" sound better?
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #7

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    As I can see nobody used "get rid of" or "get out of". Do "give up" or "stop" sound better?
    "Get rid of" and "get out of" don't mean "quit/give up/stop" so our versions don't just sound better, they are correct. Your two suggestions are not.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #8

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    What do you call it in English?
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    Can we say "I'm trying to get rid of [this word]"?

    Thanks in advance.
    In AmE we would usually call it a pimple or a zit.

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    #9

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    But I believe zit is slang, as is spot, and the technical term is acne.

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    #10

    Re: What do you call it in Engish

    Quote Originally Posted by konungursvia View Post
    But I believe zit is slang, as is spot, and the technical term is acne.
    Acne is a possibility, but one one pimple does not equal acne.

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