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    #1

    is this ok?

    Nowadays I spend most of my time trying to improve my pronunciation and sentence construction. the English I have learned at schools in ... can never - never - match or replace the real experience of talking to native speakers in a daily basis situation.

    hi,
    is this sentence ok?
    thanks.

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    #2

    Re: is this ok?

    Nowadays I spend most of my time trying to improve my pronunciation and sentence construction. The English I have learned at schools in ... can never - never - match or replace the real experience of talking to native speakers on a daily basis.

    This is better.

    Frank

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    #3

    Re: is this ok?

    Could it be 'daily-based situation' instead of 'daily basis situation'?

    Thanks in advance


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    #4

    Re: is this ok?

    On a daily basis is chiefly American. Daily should be good enough.

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    #5

    Re: is this ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by druitaly View Post
    On a daily basis is chiefly American. Daily should be good enough.
    hi,
    how would be the sentence if I use only "daily"?
    "...talking daily to native speakers." ?
    "...talking to native speakers daily." ?
    thanks

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    #6

    Re: is this ok?

    Nowadays I spend most of my time trying to improve my pronunciation and sentence construction. The English I have learned at schools in ... can never, ever, match or replace the real experience of conversing with native speakers on a daily basis.

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    #7

    Re: is this ok?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    Nowadays I spend most of my time trying to improve my pronunciation and sentence construction. The English I have learned at schools in ... can never, ever, match or replace the real experience of conversing with native speakers on a daily basis.
    thanks.
    "To converse" is actually a very formal verb, isn't it.
    Do you think people on the streets would understand me if I spoke like this? I fear to sound cocky or stuck-up.
    I am actually trying to learn and speak a more colloquial English.
    Thanks.


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    #8

    Re: is this ok?

    In this sentence it is fine to use - it carries the meaning of interactive communication.

    It is not a word you will often want to use in ordinary speech.

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