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    #11

    Re: What's the matter?

    In the US, it's a common idiom. (It's grammatical, and it's not slang.)

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    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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    #12

    Re: What's the matter?

    that is idiom,,,it is commonly used everywhere.

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    #13

    Re: What's the matter?

    Welcome to the forum, Angela.

    Quote Originally Posted by angela erin View Post
    That is an idiom. It is commonly used everywhere.
    Please note my amendments to your capitalisation and punctuation.

    ESL students expect native English-speakers to write in perfect English.

    I suggest you add 'as far as I know' at the end, unless you know for a fact that it's commonly used in every English-speaking community in the world.

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