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    Question Which one is the best ?

    Hi!guys.
    I want to know is it proper in your culture for one to say that he/she is learning a foreign language in order to find a foreign boyfriend/girlfriend?
    How to construct our English sentences in a good way?
    For example.Which one is the best?
    I learn English in order to find a foreign boyfriend.
    My purpose of learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.
    My purpose/intention in learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.
    The intention of my learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.
    I will be very greatful if someone can answer my question!

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    When you say "foreign boyfriend" do you mean an English-speaking boyfriend?

    "Grateful" is the proper spelling.

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    When you say "Is it proper in your culture ...", do you mean "Is it grammatically correct ..."?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Huang View Post
    I want to know is it proper ...
    Should it be 'I want to know whether it is proper ...'?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    That word order would be better but I still don't think "proper" is the appropriate word.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    Yes,this word is not very suitable .I will pay more attention to using the accurate words.Thank you!
    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    That word order would be better but I still don't think "proper" is the appropriate word.

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    When you say "Is it proper in your culture ...", do you mean "Is it grammatically correct ..."?
    Yes ,I just want to know the differences between these four sentences.
    "I learn English in order to find a foreign boyfriend.My purpose of learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.My purpose/intention in learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.The intention of my learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend."so,what is your opinion? Do you think they are same?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Sep-2014 at 18:52. Reason: Moved the quote to the top of the response

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Should it be 'I want to know whether it is proper ...'?

    Not a teacher.
    Maybe.So,what your opinion?Do you think whether learning a foreign language is to find a foreign boyfriend/girlfriend or not? And the intention of someone learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.What do you think about this ?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Sep-2014 at 18:52. Reason: Moved the quote to the top of the response

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    When you say "foreign boyfriend" do you mean an English-speaking boyfriend?

    "Grateful" is the proper spelling.
    Thank you for correcting my spelling mistake. I will be more careful. In my sentences , a foreign boyfriend is represents an English-speaking boyfriend. So ,what is your opinion? Someone'purpose of learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.Is it true or not?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 20-Sep-2014 at 18:52. Reason: Moved the quote to the top of the response

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    Re: Which one is the best ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helen Huang View Post
    Do you think whether learning a foreign language is to find a foreign boyfriend/girlfriend or not? And the intention of someone learning English is to find a foreign boyfriend.
    I don't know others' intentions, but I learn English just because I am interested in English language but not in English girls.
    Your question has nothing to do with grammar and usage.

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