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    learning english

    hello,
    i am waqas from pakistan and i want to learn best english. plz help me.....
    i hope u help me.......
    GOD bless u

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    Re: learning english

    First of all....Don't you learn English at school????

    Secondly....I think that's funny. A few people, who are not Native Speakers, are better at that "slang writing" than some Native Speakers......
    Everyone knows u, r, cya, ttyl, coz, soz, pls, ........but on the other side, they sometimes don't even know how to spell "plz"/"pls" or they don't know what cya means, they just use it to say goodbye....

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    #3

    Re: learning english

    Those are chat language Steph. became so popular because of text messages and chatting in the net.

    Waqas - if you have questions or confusions about English, try to ask questions in the Ask a Teacher. And for sure, many good hearted people would be ready to attend to your needs.

    Have a good time learning English friend.

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    #4

    Re: learning english

    I know that is chat language....
    I even use it myself (but not in the forum)

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    #5

    Re: learning english

    Steph,
    What made you say that Non-Natives English Speakers are better with this than NES? Don't you think NES use it too?

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    #6

    Re: learning english

    i know they do...
    but i have a cousin in the usa and a friend in australia (they both were born there) and i often chat with them...
    and sometimes they have to ask me what the shortcuts stand for, because they don't know....
    So I'm just saying that sometimes non-native speakers know more of those shortcuts than native speaker do.

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    #7

    Re: learning english

    Quote Originally Posted by steph_333 View Post
    First of all....Don't you learn English at school????

    Secondly....I think that's funny. A few people, who are not Native Speakers, are better at that "slang writing" than some Native Speakers......
    Everyone knows u, r, cya, ttyl, coz, soz, pls, ........but on the other side, they sometimes don't even know how to spell "plz"/"pls" or they don't know what cya means, they just use it to say goodbye....
    "r, cya, ttyl, coz, soz" is what?

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    #8

    Re: learning english

    I for i

    (... ends in making everybody blind. Mahatma Gandhi)

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    #9

    Re: learning english

    Quote Originally Posted by Maniak View Post
    "r, cya, ttyl, coz, soz" is what?
    u = you
    r = are
    cya = see you again
    ttyl = talk to you later
    coz = because
    soz = sorry
    (As far as I know.)

    However, such things do not belong to forums, especially not to English forums.
    Please keep the language clean

    Cheers!

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