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    I guess most of non-native english speakers would have the same trouble as i have-that is when we are speaking in english, there are many comman gramma problems in our conversation such as he eats an apple, the verb "eat",we ofter forget to put the "s" after that. and some other examples, the past tense, the plural. despite we all know those gramma terms in writing, but we still make mistakes when having a conversation. but if i take it as a serious problem to consider whether i should put "s","ed", then another problem comes out-slowing down my response, makeing other gramma mistakes without conscious.then my question is if i should take this as a serious problem, in what way i can improve it.

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    Practice makes perfection.
    What a beautiful quote.

    The more you practice, the more confident you feel to do it easily.

    Don't get worried about errors, just imitate native speakers. Talk to them as possible as you can. Remember that before you start reading or writing, you have to feel confident when you talk to people, I mean, fluency first. No one becomes fluent by reading text books.


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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
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    Practice makes perfection.
    What a beautiful quote.

    The more you practice, the more confident you feel to do it easily.

    Don't get worried about errors, just imitate native speakers. Talk to them as possible as you can. Remember that before you start reading or writing, you have to feel confident when you talk to people, I mean, fluency first. No one becomes fluent by reading text books.
    you really help me a lot, many thanks for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissum View Post
    I guess most of non-native english speakers would have the same trouble as i have-that is when we are speaking in english, there are many comman gramma problems in our conversation such as he eats an apple, the verb "eat",we ofter forget to put the "s" after that. and some other examples, the past tense, the plural. despite we all know those gramma terms in writing, but we still make mistakes when having a conversation. but if i take it as a serious problem to consider whether i should put "s","ed", then another problem comes out-slowing down my response, makeing other gramma mistakes without conscious.then my question is if i should take this as a serious problem, in what way i can improve it.
    You summed up my my fundamental problems regarding speaking English. Thanks.

    NT

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
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    Practice makes perfection. Practice makes perfect or Practice leads to perfection.
    What a beautiful quote.

    The more you practice, the more confident you feel to do it easily.

    Don't get worried about errors, just imitate native speakers. Talk to them as possible as you can. Remember that before you start reading or writing, you have to feel confident when you talk to people, I mean, fluency first. No one becomes fluent by reading text books.

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    Umm... Is it wrong? I've heard and read it many times from native speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Umm... Is it wrong? I've heard and read it many times from native speakers.
    Practicing makes perfect
    Practice makes you perfect
    Excersising makes perfect
    Practice makes perfection

    All of them are ok. Understandable. It is not about being right or wrong but what I hear is "Practice makes perfect" This is the original saying. Sorry I confused you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by banderas View Post
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    Practicing makes perfect
    Practice makes you perfect
    Excersising makes perfect
    Practice makes perfection
    So, I think it's right. I searched it on the internet, 'practice makes perfect' is the quote, but I am sure that I heard that quote from a native, almost sure it was an American.

    Could some teacher clarify this for us?

    Many thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Umm... Is it wrong? I've heard and read it many times from native speakers.
    oh really, I didn't notice that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrissum View Post
    oh really, I didn't notice that.
    Here you are:

    Learn How To Play Drums - Lesson 04 - Practice Makes Perfection Video - Metacafe

    iaaf.org - Noguchi - Practice makes perfection

    practice makes perfection - Polyvore

    I have some podcasts, I am almost sure I heard someone say "practice makes perfection", If it is not right, I don't know, anyway, everyone commits mistakes. :D

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