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    #11

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    QuanLe, despite your statement in post #5, your location stlll shows Vietnam.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

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    Quote Originally Posted by teechar View Post
    And I am practising writing in English.
    I'm not sure why you changed "practicing" to "practising". It's correctly spelled with a "c". Even spellcheck puts a red line under "practising".
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    #13

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuanLe View Post
    You know, computers are very popular in the world. By using computers people can makes friends, share informations, learn something new and study together. And you can say that computer can do everything for you.
    Now in looking back, about ten years ago, the first time I learn how to use computer, you know that at that time I ran into a lot of problems, because everything are being new for me, it is really hard to use it. I ask my farther for help, luckily he knows it, and he taught me the basic. I really happy with that, soon after about 2 months I got farmiliar with it, and you know from that time I can use computer whenever I want.
    But now, I can say that I know everything about computer, I have been working with computers or playing game. And I realize that if you use computer for work it will help you a lot, hard work will become easier./
    A few criticisms:

    The phrase "you know" is a bad speech habit, like saying "um". It's a filler often uttered when a speaker is trying to think of what to say next. It should be avoided in speech, but even more so, avoid it when writing. (There are exceptions, of course, like quoting someone, writing about bad speech habits, or using the words "you" and "know" together in a different context.)

    "information" should not be pluralized.

    Single-digit numbers are usually written as a word. "two months", not "2 months".

    If you want to write in a more formal style, avoid words and phrases like "a lot", "lots of", and "really".
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    #14

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    Hello,
    I have re-set my current location. Please check it again.

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    #15

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    Hello bubbha,

    What are the words I should use to replace these words "a lot, lots of, really".

    Thank you, bubbha.

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    #16

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    a lot; lots of

    a considerable amount
    a great deal
    a large number
    quite a bit
    quite a few
    many

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    #17

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    Say:

    I asked my father for help, and he was able to teach me the basics, which he did.

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    #18

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    Say:

    I was glad that my father helped me. His instructions helped me to learn. I familiarized myself with the computer, and now I can use it whenever I want to.

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    #19

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    Say:

    If you have a computer you can do things you can't do otherwise.

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    #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by bubbha View Post
    I'm not sure why you changed "practicing" to "practising". It's correctly spelled with a "c". Even spellcheck puts a red line under "practising".
    I believe teechar uses British spellings.

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