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    please help me

    I might be a little convinced, but I'm sure my gift is actually acquired through more academic courses and being able to retain most of what you learn.

    I don't really see what is wrong in this sentence is it too wordy?

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    #2

    Re: please help me

    I think it sounds right but I'm not teacher.

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    Re: please help me

    convinced- I think you mean big-headed
    more academic courses- more than what? There's no comparison made.
    youlearn- it should be I not you, and if you genuinely learn something, you retain it, so you might want to change the verb.

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    #4

    Re: please help me

    Quote Originally Posted by pleasehelpmerightnow View Post

    I don't really see what is wrong in this sentence. Is it too wordy?
    Please note my corrections.

    A better title would have been My gift.

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    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    #5

    Re: please help me

    I might be a little convinced, but I'm sure my gift is actually acquired through more academic courses and being able to retain most of what you learn.

    I cannot make sense out of the sentence. The last part (underlined) does not relate to the rest of the sentence.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: please help me

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    convinced- I think you mean big-headed
    more academic courses- more than what? There's no comparison made.
    youlearn- it should be I not you, and if you genuinely learn something, you retain it, so you might want to change the verb.
    Not A Teacher
    Tdol perhaps pleasehelpmerightnow was trying to use conceited which has a similar meaning as big-headed.
    I only mention it as it might help others improve their vocabulary.

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    Re: please help me

    Quote Originally Posted by Mrfatso View Post
    Not A Teacher
    Tdol perhaps pleasehelpmerightnow was trying to use conceited which has a similar meaning as big-headed.
    I only mention it as it might help others improve their vocabulary.
    Good idea. I was thinking it could be a false friend from a Latin language, and this translation gives conceited:

    http://dictionary.reverso.net/portug...ish/convencido

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