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Questions to ask English experts from Chinese learners (Round 25)   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-11-11 10:13:13 |Display all floors
canadian45 Post time: 2014-11-11 09:14
By the way, do you actually enjoy being the grammar police here? You do know girls don't like it? Wh ...

Well you have errors too, but if I start correcting them, I'm going to look like a Chinese.

I put a question mark there because my tone rises as I speak it. It's conversational English.

I personally don't think this is a good forum to study English...if people want to study English, they should study published material that has been edited for grammatical accuracy. And they should read the stuff that Westerners read, to learn the vocabulary in use. I honestly don't know where they get their study material. The Chinese people here are studying English words that no one else knows but the Chinese themselves...you can't tell them, because they'll get mad at you.

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canadian45 Post time: 2014-11-11 10:51
Well you have errors too, but if I start correcting them, I'm going to look like a Chinese. You are  ...

"You are welcome to make any comments about my English."

No, thank you. I only point out errors in English when there is a misunderstanding. Otherwise, I don't think it's important.

"But there is no way to mimic a an oral conversation with writing. When you are writing you have to follow the rules of written English, including correct punctuation!"

I guess you never read Mark Twain. Apart from a few nerds, most people here write in conversational English.

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This post was edited by surfer567 at 2014-11-11 15:02
canadian45 Post time: 2014-11-11 12:39
I guess you never read Mark Twain. If I did, it was a very long time ago!
Apart from a few nerds, m ...

"If I did, it was a very long time ago!"

Are you over 50? When I talk to you, I imagine I'm talking to a university student...for some reason...

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canadian45 Post time: 2014-11-12 00:09
Are you over 50? yes

well, that explains everything then ...:)

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