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    If you do these things, your English will improve.

    Read books in English. Don't look up every new word in your dictionary. Try to guess the meaning from the story.
    Get a pen pal and write to each other in English.
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    If you do these things, your English will improve.

    I wonder if the last sentence could be ‘If you do these things, your English will be improved’.
    Thanks a lot in advance.
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    Re: If you do these things, your English will improve.

    When used intransitively, as in the original sentence, 'improve' means 'become better' according to http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/improve
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    Re: If you do these things, your English will improve.

    It's correct as written.
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    Re: If you do these things, your English will improve.

    Quote Originally Posted by touchstone View Post
    ‘If you do these things, your English will be improved’.
    That's not natural given the context. Note, however, that it is possible to say, e.g.,

    If you work harder, your pay will be improved.

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