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    #11

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    It was my fault for not to be making you laugh because I'm not expert in English like you. (space after a full stop) I am trying my best to go that level by taking help from this group. (space after a full stop) Hope all of you will help me to reach that level.
    I know we've told you this before! There are other errors but I wanted that one to stand out.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #12

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

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    I know we've told you this before! There are other errors but I wanted that one to stand out.
    I feel relaxed when you figure out my mistakes.

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    #13

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

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    I feel relaxed when you figure out spot and correct my mistakes.
    Well, that's nice for you, but I can assure you it's not relaxing for us to have to keep correcting the same errors over and over again.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    I feel relaxed when you figure out my mistakes.
    You probably didn't mean that to be funny. But it was (and is).

    (No offense intended.)
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    #15

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

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    It was my fault for not making you laugh.
    I think you misunderstood. I was the one trying to make you laugh (or smile, or chuckle or whatever).
    Last edited by Tarheel; 24-Mar-2020 at 21:04.
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    #16

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    I have never seen you make so many mistakes in one post before. I guess you should make them shorter.
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    #17

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Say:

    I am doing my best to get to that level by getting help from this group.

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    I hope all of you will help me reach that level.

    I think it's unrealistic to aim for expert level at this point.
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    #18

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    I think you misunderstood. I was the one trying to make you laugh (or smile, or chuckle or whatever).
    Could you please tell me what is the difference between these two sentences?

    1. It was my fault for not making you laugh.
    2. It was my fault for not to be making you laugh.

    I couldn't differentiate between these two sentences, that is why I wrote number 2.

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    #19

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    Could you please tell me what is what the difference between these two sentences is?

    1. It was my fault for not making you laugh.
    2. It was my fault for not to be making you laugh.

    I couldn't differentiate between these two sentences. That is why I wrote number 2.
    Sentence 2 is grammatically incorrect. "to be" does not belong there at all.

    It was my fault for not making you laugh = It was my fault that what I did didn't make you laugh = It was my fault that I didn't make you laugh.

    Look at my corrections to your opening sentence. You are making life hard for yourself. You're not ready for the construction you need for a question that starts with "Could you please tell me what ...". Stick to "What is the difference between ...?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #20

    Re: Sometimes I feel hesitant to kill a mosquito

    Quote Originally Posted by Dukul12345 View Post
    I couldn't differentiate between these two sentences, that is why I wrote number 2.
    What did you think to be added to the sentence?

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