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    Please correct my grammar

    Hello everyone!
    Could you correct mistakes in the following sentence?
    I was engaged to two online courses and I had anopportunity of getting conversations with native speakers during my leisure time and my listening and speaking skills have been raised dramatically.

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    How can I add a signature to my posts? I can't find this option in my profile's settings.
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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by NortT View Post
    How can I add a signature to my posts? I can't find this option in my profile's settings.
    Near the top of this page, click on 'Forum Actions' --> 'Edit Profile', then you can see 'Edit Signature' in the left column on the following page.

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Matthew Wai, maybe I am blind but I can't see where "Edit Signature" is :) Do you have the same options?
    Last edited by NortT; 03-Sep-2014 at 01:30. Reason: A screenshot was deleted

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Please click here to see mine.
    Perhaps you will have those options when you are no longer a newbie on this forum.

    P.S. You should not have included your birthday in the above screenshot as you have selected 'Hide Age and Date of Birth'.

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    You have to have at least ten posts to be able to use that feature.

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    #6

    Re: Please correct my grammar

    Thank you. I'm sorry, what about my main question? :)

    Could you correct mistakes in the following sentence?
    I was engaged to two online courses and I had an opportunity of getting conversations with native speakers during my leisure time and my listening and speaking skills have been raised dramatically.

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    I only know that 'to' should not be used after 'engaged' in this context, according to http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...nglish/engaged Definition#1

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    NortT, do you mean 'I was enrolled in two online courses'?

    I'd change 'have been raised dramatically' to 'have improved dramatically'.

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    I would use either "I was enrolled on" or "I was enrolled in".

    Please note that thread titles should include some or all of the words you are querying. A good title for this would have been "I was engaged to two online courses". Titles like "Please correct my grammar" are not helpful and don't allow us to differentiate between posts by just looking at the title.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Please correct my grammar

    So right sentence would be like that: I was enrolled in two online courses and I had an opportunity of getting conversations with native speakers during my leisure time and my listening and speaking skills have improved dramatically.

    What about "I had an opportunity of getting conversations"? Do I correct use "getting" here? I don't feel myself confidently with this word.

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