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    Re: The pronunciation of the word beloved

    It's not so much that we don't like it. It's that when we quote a post in our response, to make the quote more relevant and quicker to read, we have to take the time to delete "Hello", "Hi", "I hope you are well", and "Thanks" or "Thanks in advance". None of them are necessary. Time is of the essence!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: The pronunciation of the word beloved

    Take it easy. I was told when I have a question, I should only ask it without any pleases or thankses. Can I add es to thanks to mean plural?

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    Re: The pronunciation of the word beloved

    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie Bernstein View Post
    As I said, in the US we say it both ways. Where I live, be-LOV-id is much more common than be-LOVD.
    Did I pronounce them in a good way?
    Did I pronounce them in good English?

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    Re: The pronunciation of the word beloved

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Can I add es to thanks to mean plural?
    No. The plural is "thanks".
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The pronunciation of the word beloved

    Quote Originally Posted by mohammedabo View Post
    Did I pronounce them in a good way?
    Both of the ways you pronounced "beloved" were okay. You don't sound like a native speaker but you're easily understandable.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: The pronunciation of the word beloved

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    Some folks evidently really dislike "Thanks in advance." It doesn't bother me a bit and it's widely used in American English (at least) to indicate anticipated gratitude. I suggest UsingEnglish members refrain from using it here because some of our most valued members don't like it. Don't worry about using it elsewhere.
    It's true. Some people like it and some don't. Here's why I don't:

    1. It's obviously in advance. It's post #1. How could it be anything else?

    2. It's like "Please don't hesitate to call me if . . . .": meaningless boilerplate, which I always encourage people to avoid, especially in business writing, including posts here.
    I'm not a teacher. I speak American English. I've tutored writing at the University of Southern Maine and have done a good deal of copy editing and writing, occasionally for publication.

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