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    How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker by reading the following post?

    "I appreciate your freedom. But, it seems you've forgotten something. You can be free to the point which you don't disturb other's freedom. Freedom belongs to all people. So, before you would speak your mind freely, think about others and your limitations.
    The same story happens with your profile picture. Although you are free to choose whatever you like, others see your profile. You're indirectly try to disturb people. It is NOT freedom."

    I don't like others find that my first language is not English.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: How?

    The things I have highlighted below atrike me as non-native.


    I appreciate (value/respect) your freedom. But, it seems you've forgotten something. You can be free to the point which (where) you don't disturb other's freedom. Freedom belongs to all people (everybody). So, before you would speak your mind freely, think about others and your limitations.
    The same story (thing) happens with (or: It's the same story with) your profile picture. Although you are free to choose whatever you like, others see your profile. You're indirectly trying to disturb (?) people. It is NOT freedom."

    I don't like others finding out that my first language is not English.

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    Re: How?

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    How can you discover work out/tell that I'm not a native English speaker by reading the following post?
    Another clue above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    Please note that I have improved your thread title.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    You're indirectly try to disturb people.
    Do you mean 'to offend people'?

    Quote Originally Posted by Narkises View Post
    I don't like others find that my first language is not English.
    I would usually let others know that my first language is not English.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    In the days when my German was very good, I was always very pleasantly surprised if Germans from the north of the country took me for aa native speaker from the south (where I lived and worked), but I never made any attempt to pretend to be a native speaker. I, personally, see no point in this.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Oct-2016 at 17:46.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    By "disturb" I meant "distraction". One of my followers on a social network has a completely naked profile picture. She said something to me and I answered her.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    In the days when my German was very good, I was always very pleasantly surprised if Germans from the north of the country took me for aa native speaker from the south (where I lived and worked), but I never made any attempt to pretend to be a native speaker. I, personally, see no pint in this.
    I never don't want to pretend I'm a native speaker, as I mentioned my country and people easily will find that. But I feel it's a kind of weakness if I use bad English.
    Please correct my mistakes if you encounter any.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    The fact that we can spot that you are not a native speaker does not mean that you speak 'bad English.If I could speak the language of the country in which I now live half as well as you write English, I should be delighted.

    There is nothing 'weak' about making some mistakes when you speak a foreign language. Millions of native speakers of English can't construct a simple sentence in any foreign language.

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    Re: How can you discover that I'm not a native English speaker...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    There is nothing 'weak' about making some mistakes when you speak a foreign language. Millions of native speakers of English can't construct a simple sentence in any foreign language.
    Or in their own language, for that matter.
    I am not a teacher.

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