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    #1

    proofread this simple sentence

    I am progressing towards my English. I hope in three further years, I will be able to speak correct English.

    Please correct this sentence.

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    #2

    Re: proofread this simple sentence

    Perhaps;
    I am improving my English. Following three years, I hope I will be able to speak English correctly/ fluent in English.
    or;
    My English is improving. Within three years / After three years / Three years later I hope I will be able to speak English ( more )fluently.


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    Re: proofread this simple sentence

    Thank you.

    Could you tell me what you mean by "following three years"?

    I can guess it as, "after three years". But I am afraid how "after" could be on par with "following".

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    #4

    Re: proofread this simple sentence

    Following means after. It is a preposition.


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    #5

    Re: proofread this simple sentence

    In the context of Gary's sentence, "Following" is not a suitable preposition to use. The acceptable ones will be "After" or "in".

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