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    #1

    are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Hello teachers and friends,
    I am not good at English, therefore I don't know whether some communicate sentences of mine are correct? If they are incorrect, please help me correct them.
    Can I speak like this?
    -When do you use it?
    -I haven't never used it until yesterday.

    I think I talked to you about my mom before.

    That is a thing that you can see yourself through.

    She said to me that she doesn't like this

    Do you understand?
    I see. I understood/understand.

    Thank you for helping me!
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    NOT A TEACHER
    Just a comment. "Communicate" is a verb. Say "communicative sentences".
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    #3

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by khanhhung2512 View Post
    NOT A TEACHER
    Just a comment. "Communicate" is a verb. Say "communicative sentences".
    Can you find any problems else?
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    #4

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Can you find any other problems?
    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    Hello teachers and friends,
    I am not good at English, therefore I don't know whether some communicative sentences of mine are correct. If they are incorrect, please help me correct them.
    Can I speak like this?

    -When did you use it?
    -I had never used it until yesterday.

    I think I talked to you about my mom before.

    That is a thing that you can see yourself through.

    She said to me that she didn't like this.

    Do you understand?
    I see. Understood./I understand.

    Thank you for helping me!
    NOT A TEACHER
    Some sentences still don't sound very natural to me, but we'll need a teacher to decide that.
    Please notify me of any mistakes in my posts. It is much appreciated.

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    #5

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    khanhhung has done well.


    I think I talked to you about my mom before.

    That is a thing that you can see yourself through. This doesn't make sense.

    She said to me that she doesn't like this. More natural would be 'She told me that she doesn't/didn't like this'.

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    #6

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Sentences are meant to communicate.
    What are "communicative sentences"?

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    #7

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    khanhhung has done well.
    I think I talked to you about my mom before.

    That is a thing that you can see yourself through. This doesn't make sense.

    She said to me that she doesn't like this. More natural would be 'She told me that she doesn't/didn't like this'.
    That is a thing that you can see yourself through => I want to talk about a mirror.
    She told me that she doesn't/didn't like this.
    I don't understand this, "told" was in the past, and "doesn't like" is in the present, there is something wrong?
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    #8

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    A mirror is a thing that you can see yourself (or 'your reflection') in.

    If she said yesterday 'I don't like him', she probably still doesn't like him today.

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    #9

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Thank you so much.
    My name is Hoang, whether I say like this: "I said to her that my name was(/or?) is Hoang"?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Mar-2015 at 09:25. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.
    I am a newbie.
    If my comment is incorrect, please help me to edit it.
    Thank you.

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    #10

    Re: are some communicate sentences of mine correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangthi View Post
    My name is Hoang. Can I say this: "I said to her that my name was (or 'is') Hoang"?
    It would be more natural to say 'I told her that my name was/is Hoang'. (Both was and is are correct.)

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