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I am newer here ,from china.
my english is poor,so ,i fail to pass cet-4,i will study hard,please help!
 

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Well, you're newer that most, that's true.
At any rate, we're happy to have you.

:hi:
 

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coolrains said:
I am newer here ,from china.
my english is poor,so ,i fail to pass cet-4,i will study hard,please help!

OK- newcomer is a single word.

I'd say 'I am new here'- there'sno need to make a comparison. I'd write China with a capital, English too. I fail is not a good verb use- do you mean you have failed or will? I hope it's the future because we may well be able to do something about that. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
coolrains said:
I am newer here ,from china.
my english is poor,so ,i fail to pass cet-4,i will study hard,please help!

OK- newcomer is a single word.

I'd say 'I am new here'- there'sno need to make a comparison. I'd write China with a capital, English too. I fail is not a good verb use- do you mean you have failed or will? I hope it's the future because we may well be able to do something about that. ;-)

I think he meant that he failed that test, but he is going to try again. Of course, I could be wrong.

:)
 

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Let's see. ;-)
 
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yes ,you are right,i do it so bad that i think i couldn't pass.
 

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coolrains said:
to tdol:
yes ,you are right,i do it so bad that i think i couldn't pass.

Try:
  • I do so poorly at it that I don't think I can pass.

Or:
  • My studies are not going well, and I don't have confidence that I can pass.

What do you think?

:)
 

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Coolrains,I think we(that's you and me) are walking on the campuses next to each other!!!!
 

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Coolrains,I think we(that's you and me) are walking on the campuses next to each other!!!!

(that's you and I)- it's a subject not an object
I'm not sure that walking is the best verb- that's not really your purpose on the campus.

Hi, Joe, these are the changes I'd make ;-)
 

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RonBee said:
Well, you're newer that most, that's true.
At any rate, we're happy to have you.

:hi:

RonBee,what do you mean by "you're newer that most"?
 

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(that's you and I)- it's a subject not an object
I'm not sure that walking is the best verb- that's not really your purpose on the campus.

Hi, Joe, these are the changes I'd make ;-)[/quote]

Thank you very much,tdol.And can you tell me how to say the same thing instead?
 

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How about are studying or simply are? ;-)
 

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Joe said:
RonBee said:
Well, you're newer that most, that's true.
At any rate, we're happy to have you.

:hi:

RonBee,what do you mean by "you're newer that most"?

I was playing off of:
  • "I am newer here ,from china."

The poster probably meant "I'm new here", but he said "I'm newer here", and I played off of that to make my rhyme.

  • It could have been a better rhyme,
    But I'll try to do better next time.

:wink:
 

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tdol said:
How about are studying or simply are? ;-)

That'd be fine.I wanted to avoid "study",for I kind of thought it is too
"Chinese".I must have been silly:)
 

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I was playing off of:
  • "I am newer here ,from china."

The poster probably meant "I'm new here", but he said "I'm newer here", and I played off of that to make my rhyme.

:wink:[/quote]

So,RonBee,making rhyme is your hobby,right?:))
 

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It's not too 'Chinese'; it works fine in 'English'. ;-)
 

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Joe said:
RonBee said:
I was playing off of:
  • "I am newer here ,from china."

The poster probably meant "I'm new here", but he said "I'm newer here", and I played off of that to make my rhyme.

:wink:

So,RonBee,making rhyme is your hobby,right?:))

You could say that.

:wink:
 
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To joe:
"walking on the campuses next to each other"
is it mean we are in the same college or we are in the same condition:)

my english is so bad as a college student...
the teacher is so warmhearted,which give me much
confidence:)
 

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coolrains said:
To joe:
"walking on the campuses next to each other"
is it mean we are in the same college or we are in the same condition:)

I meant,our universities are next to each other.
 

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Suggestions.

coolrains said:
To joe:
"walking on the campuses next to each other"
is it mean we are in the same college or we are in the same condition:)

Try:
  • Does "walking on the campuses next to each other" mean that we go to the same college or that we are in the same condition?

coolrains said:
my english is so bad as a college student...
the teacher is so warmhearted,which give me much
confidence:)

Try:
  • My English is bad, but my teacher is warmhearted (patient and kind), and that gives me much confidence.

What do you think?

:)
 
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