EngFor | 2 Mar 02:41 2014
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EngFor | 2 Feb 01:27 2014
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Hi everyone,

This letter is a monthly reminder for everyone in EngFor.

Please sign your posts and clean them up before you send them. By "cleaning up", I mean deleting the bulk of
previous posts that have accumulated due to multiple replies and long messages. Leave only enough to help
readers make sense of your response. Thanks.

** To beginning English learners: 

Please feel free to write messages about any topic or question. Do not let the advanced level of English of
some of our list members scare you off. We are here to help you learn. Make mistakes boldly. It is the best way
to learn and we have all studied at least one other language so we know what it is like.

** About corrections:

Our policy is that every mistake will be corrected, so you can trust what you read here to be correct, or
corrected soon thereafter. (Make sense?)

However: 

The exception to this policy is when a conversation gets going (which we encourage), we will not always go
through every message to give corrections unless we are specifically asked to do so. We want to encourage
the free flow of ideas and practice, practice, practice.

** To native English speakers:

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Ann.English | 30 Jan 00:33 2014
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FYI -- Weddings

In another place, Gana wrote: 

Weedings in my country are very very beautiful.When a boy marry usually he invites a lot of guests maybe 500
or 700 in a restaurant.And the bride first wear our traditional wearings after she change the dress for
restaurant she buy a beautiful white dress.We don't do weedings in churches because we are muslims,we go
with our cars to get the bride at her home after we stay maybe one hour at the there and we sing a lot of
songs.Before in my country when a boy was getting married people celebrated 7 days but now not.

[1] Weddings in my country are very very beautiful.

** I changed the spelling of one word.

[2] When a boy marries, usually he invites a lot of guests, maybe 500 or 700,  to a restaurant.

** I changed a verb, put in some commas, and changed "in a restaurant" to "to a restaurant".

** "Boy" is informal.   I suggest "man".

[3] And the bride first wear our traditional wearings after she change the dress for restaurant she buy a
beautiful white dress.

** I think you mean this, but I might be wrong:

[3a] The bride at first wears a beautiful traditional white dress, and after the wedding she changes her
clothes for the reception in the restaurant.

[4] We don't do weddings in churches because we are Muslims. We go with our cars to get the bride at her home. We
stay there for maybe an hour  and we sing a lot of songs.

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Ann.English | 28 Jan 22:13 2014
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FYI -- "They"

In another place, Savy wrote: [1] The girls are eating pizza, while the boy are crying. They are boxing.

"While" means "at the same time as".  I think the first two pictures do not go together. I suggest:

[2] Two girls are eating pizza. A boy is crying. 

In 2, see the other change that I made. (The picture shows only one boy.)

Reading  your sentence [3] "They are boxing",  people might think that "they" means the pizza girls and the
crying boy.  I suggest:

[4] In the third picture, a girl and a boy are boxing.

Ann 
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Ann.English | 28 Jan 07:16 2014
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FYI - for your interest

In another place, a student wrote: 

[1] My name is Gustavo, I'm 16 years old, and like stylish clothes :) 

For good style in English, if the verb changes then give the new verb a subject, that is, say who is doing it.  Example:

[2] I am 16 years old, and I like stylish clothes.

Avoid smileys and other emoticons. Use words. Examples:

[3] I like stylish clothes, don't you?

[4] I have a pet, a dog.  He's great.

When we join two sentences this way, "[Sentence A], but [sentence B]", it means B makes A weak. Example:

[5] I will study, but not until tomorrow.

[6]  I want to be a model, but I have a pet, a dog.

I think both parts of 6 are strong and "but" is wrong.

You write good sentences.

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Ann.English | 27 Jan 18:40 2014
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FYI -- for your interest


In a different place, Igor wrote:

[1]  Tomorrow will start new week! How i want have a rest! And you?

Alina made good corrections:

[2] A new week will start tomorrow. How I would like to have a rest! And you?

See the capital "I".

"How" and an exclamation mark (!) make any sentence strong. These sentences are all okay:

[3] I want a rest.  [noun]

[4] I want to rest. [verb]

[5] I want to have a rest.

[6] I would like a rest.  [noun]

[7] I would like to rest. [verb]

[8] I would like to have a rest.

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EngFor | 2 Jan 07:17 2014
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File - ReminderLetter.txt


Hi everyone,

This letter is a monthly reminder for everyone in EngFor.

Please sign your posts and clean them up before you send them. By "cleaning up", I mean deleting the bulk of
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to learn and we have all studied at least one other language so we know what it is like.

** About corrections:

Our policy is that every mistake will be corrected, so you can trust what you read here to be correct, or
corrected soon thereafter. (Make sense?)

However: 

The exception to this policy is when a conversation gets going (which we encourage), we will not always go
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the free flow of ideas and practice, practice, practice.

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EngFor | 2 Dec 08:49 2013
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** To beginning English learners: 

Please feel free to write messages about any topic or question. Do not let the advanced level of English of
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to learn and we have all studied at least one other language so we know what it is like.

** About corrections:

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corrected soon thereafter. (Make sense?)

However: 

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Thiago Nascimento | 23 Nov 22:20 2013
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A question about a paragraph



Hi folks,

I'm writing a composition and I'd like to have a help of you. I've wrote the fololwing paragraph:

There is no doubt that it is a terrible story - do you agree? However, what happened to those seven children highlights an important question for us: What was the real m otivation of those twelve-years-old children for to face a wild wolf? Undoubtedly, it was the strong desire to preserve the life of them and of the other ones.

Could you verify my English in this paragraph?

Thank you so much.

Regards.

--
Thiago Nascimento
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EngFor | 2 Nov 01:01 2013
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honeybadger_jp | 30 Oct 07:49 2013
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From the subtitling of a movie



The subtitling of a movie
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Now then, first off I'd like to hear your alibi
for the time of the murder.

Not that I expect an answer, given that
you were hiding by the scoreboad.
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I can't understand the grammar of this sentence
"Not that I expect an answer, given that".


I think the meaning of the sentence is the next.

Given the fact that you were hiding by the scoreboad,
I don't expect your answer.

Please teach me.

 



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