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    Red face trapped in the new words

    When learning new words,I am always worried,because some of them are too long to catch.So,dear Sir or Madom,I want to ask you how to deal with the long new words.Thank you.

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    Re: trapped in the new words

    Quote Originally Posted by sissi lee View Post
    When learning new words,[leave a space] I am always worried,[leave a space] because some of them are too long to catch.[Leave a space] So,dear Sir or Madom, (Unnecessary) I want to ask you how to deal with the long new words.
    Welcome to the forum.

    You just have to practice! Long words can be difficult to learn in any language. Do you have a problem memorising the word, the pronunciation, the spelling or the usage?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 11-Mar-2014 at 12:24.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Don't try to learn long lists of words- most people forget them quickly. Learn a few words at a time and recycle them until you have learned them permanently. If you don't practise and recycle them, you risk forgetting them.

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    Not a teacher

    Personally I would say,
    You can remember the pronunciation first, then you can remember the spelling.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 12-Mar-2014 at 09:54. Reason: Adding 'Not a teacher'.

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    Welcome to the forum, SUNNY.

    Please read this extract from the forum's Posting Guidelines:

    You are welcome to answer questions posted in the Ask a Teacher forum as long as your suggestions, help, and advice reflect a good understanding of the English language. If you are not a teacher, you will need to state that clearly at the top of your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    You just have to practice!
    I see that ems now favo(u)rs American practice. In British English, the verb is practise and the noun is practice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    I see that ems now favo(u)rs American practice. In British English, the verb is practise and the noun is practice.
    It's my mental block. Since childhood, I haven't been able to get that right.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Cf advise (vb) and advice (n).

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    Thank you.I just have problem in spelling.You know many words look the same,so I always make mistakes.

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    Thank you.I will practise more.

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