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    #1

    Correcting My Grammar by Telling Stories (Part 4)

    Are these sentences below correct?


    It's been a while since I read books.
    Actually, I've decided to not read paper books anymore because I really love to use technology as a learning tool and a lot of people these days are using it too like smartphones, laptops, etc to read novels or any kind of book which are available in digital form (e-book). But sometimes there are a couple of books I'd like to read that are not available in the form of e-books. So it's kind of forced me to buy paper books when the story of them are interesting to read, especially if they were written by a well-known writer.

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    #2

    Re: Correcting My Grammar by Telling Stories (Part 4)

    Quote Originally Posted by adenfzn View Post
    Are these sentences below correct?


    It's been a while since I read books.

    Actually, I've decided to not to read paper (printed) books anymore because I really love to use technology as a learning tool and a lot of people these days are using it too like smartphones, laptops, etc to read novels or any kind of book which are available in digital form (e-book). But sometimes there are a couple of books I'd like to read that are not available in the form of e-books. So it's kind of forced me to buy paper books when their story of them are interesting to read, especially if they were written by a well-known writers.
    See if you agree with me on my corrections. Printed books is far more common.
    Last edited by tedmc; 14-May-2019 at 04:39.
    I am not a teacher or a native speaker.

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    #3

    Re: Correcting My Grammar by Telling Stories (Part 4)

    Say:

    It's been a while since I have read any books.

    Or:

    It's been a while since I have read a book.

    For some unknown reason the next sentence starts with Actually.

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    #4

    Re: Correcting My Grammar by Telling Stories (Part 4)

    Quote Originally Posted by adenfzn View Post
    It's been a while since I read a book.
    Actually, I've decided to not read paper books anymore because I really love to using technology as a learning tool, and a lot of people these days are using it too devices like smartphones, laptops, etc to read novels, or any kind of book, which are available in digital form (e-book). But sometimes there are a couple of books I'd like to read that are not available in the form of as e-books. So it's that has kind of forced me to buy paper books when the story of them are interesting that I really want to read, especially if they were written by a well-known writer.
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    #5

    Re: Correcting My Grammar by Telling Stories (Part 4)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    Say:

    It's been a while since I have read any books.

    Or:

    It's been a while since I have read a book.

    For some unknown reason the next sentence starts with Actually.

    Use of "Actually". It would not be unusual or necessarily wrong in that context. But anyway, better than "literally", use of which has become an epidemic.

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