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    Question The teachers here

    Hi,
    First, I’d just like to say how great it is to have a place like this on the net!
    I am curious though; Is this site part of a university? Or better yet, do the teachers here work at different universities?

    I’ll say one thing, there are times when I don’t want to bother my English teacher with emails, it’s such a relief being able to have another source of knowledge to turn to!


    Thanks
    Last edited by Starstreams; 23-Apr-2007 at 02:50.

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    Re: The teachers here

    The site is not part of a university and the teachers come from many different countries.


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    Re: The teachers here

    Quote Originally Posted by Starstreams View Post
    Hi,
    First, Iíd just like to say how great it is to have a place like this on the net!

    Thanks
    Could I ask you a question? Why did you start by writing "first" instead of "firstly"?

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    Re: The teachers here

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    The site
    Why not "This site"?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    the teachers
    Why not "the teachers here"?


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    Question Re: The teachers here

    Quote Originally Posted by Riyadh View Post
    Could I ask you a question? Why did you start by writing "first" instead of "firstly"?

    Thatís a good question Riyadh, I donít know but I like your way better. By the way, I appreciate the criticism; I wish my teacher would do that.
    Thumbs up to you also dihen!

    If I my ask both you guys; Riyahd and dihen two questions:
    First: what will make me speak more properly? Do I need to read more? Why did I use first instead of firstly? Could that be a sign that I need to read more?

    Second: Iíve been doing a lot of reading on grammar lately but there are so many rules. And although I do understand how to use commas and semi colons for some things, there are other times I donít know if Iím using them correct. How do I get a handle on this?

    For example: see above in the first sentence of the second paragraph. I said ďIf I my ask both of you guys; Riyahd and dihen two questions:

    I sense there is something wrong with this sentence in blue, but I donít know what?
    -Did I use the colon correct at the end of the sentence?
    -Did I use the semi colon correctly to pause?
    -And where I said ďIf I my ask youĒ I donít think the sentence is a wordy but something seems fishy about it, I just feel it.

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    Re: The teachers here

    Quote Originally Posted by dihen View Post
    Why not "This site"?
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    Why not "the teachers here"?
    Why not?

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    Re: The teachers here

    Quote Originally Posted by Starstreams View Post
    For example: see above in the first sentence of the second paragraph. I said ďIf I my ask both of you guys; Riyahd and dihen two questions:

    I sense there is something wrong with this sentence in blue, but I donít know what?
    -Did I use the colon correct at the end of the sentence?
    -Did I use the semi colon correctly to pause?
    -And where I said ďIf I my ask youĒ I donít think the sentence is a wordy but something seems fishy about it, I just feel it.
    I'd use a comma not a semi-colon as it's apposition. The colon is OK.


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    Re: The teachers here

    [quote=Starstreams;169081]

    If I my ask both you guys; Riyahd and dihen two questions:
    First: what will make me speak more properly? Do I need to read more? Why did I use first instead of firstly? Could that be a sign that I need to read more?

    Thanx a lot, Starstreams.

    I'm not a native speaker, and I've studied English for a couple of years only. I think that one has to practise, practise and practise in order to improve their English.


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    Thumbs up Re: The teachers here

    Riyadh;169161
    Thanx a lot, Starstreams.
    You’re welcome Riyadh, you do very well, better then myself.



    Thanks Tdol!, by the way; I like that link you posted!

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