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    I often desire for a good praise from others.

    I often desire for a good praise(about me) from others.

    How to write the above sentence in better English?
    Please help.

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    Re: I often desire for a good praise from others.

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    We don't start a question with "How to ..." - we start with "How can I" or "How do we" or "How should I".
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    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I often desire for a good praise from others.

    Quote Originally Posted by rock-onn View Post
    I often desire for a good praise(about me) from others.
    Removing some words will improve it a lot: I often desire praise. Praise is always positive and comes from other people, so both "good" and "from others" are redundant.
    I am not a teacher.

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