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    #1

    I'm glad to meet you.

    Hi,

    Can you please point out my mistakes in the following paragraphs?

    "I'm glad to meet you. I have heard a lot about you before. I even know what kinds of food you like; what kinds of clothes you wear; what kinds of colours you consider good. You are a balanced personality. You are a true torch-bearer of the western way of life. You do not follow western clothing blindly.

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    #2

    Re: I'm glad to meet you.

    I would not use semicolons to separate the phrases. Use commas.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 22-Nov-2015 at 10:22. Reason: Fixed typo

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    #3

    Re: I'm glad to meet you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    You do not follow western clothing blindly.
    You can't really follow clothing. I'd say 'fashions'

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    #4

    Re: I'm glad to meet you.

    Or "fashion".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

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    @emsr2d2

    If I use "fashion" then should I use "the" before "western"?

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    #6

    Re: I'm glad to meet you.

    No.

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    #7

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    Quote Originally Posted by Untaught88 View Post
    I'm glad to meet you.
    I'd use It's a pleasure/honour to meet you.

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    #8

    Re: I'm glad to meet you.

    A social note (not really about English, except in that British English people tend to value ttheir privacy): your sentences are mostly right, with the changes other teachers have noted. But as a conversational gambit it‘s rather overwhelming. You risk making the person you‘re talking to think you‘ve been stalking them.

    It‘s a mistake to prepare the precise text of a conversation in a language you‘re learning. (But that doesn‘t mean you can‘t prepare - vocabulary, idioms, useful grammatical formats...

    Good luck.

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