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latinfoxy
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 12:03:43 PM

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LOL so true an confusing when English is not your first language hahaha
SigurdOokami
Posted: Friday, April 27, 2012 1:57:14 PM

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You know you're English when you just want to explain those differences properly, lol

This post comes to you from the original and highly disorganised mind of mine...be scared, I certainly am, lol
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Posted: Saturday, June 2, 2012 11:29:37 AM

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oohhhh yeah!
its soooooooo true
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Guest
Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2012 10:48:21 PM

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THOUGH MY HOMELAND'S ALREADY USING ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION IN THE CENTER OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCIALIZATION, I'M STILL EXPERIENCING THE "TIP-OF-THE-TONGUE" PHENOMENON THAT I CAN'T FIND THE APPROPRIATE WORDS TO SUIT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO SAY. HELP ME GRAMMAR 101! RIGHT NOW, I RE-READ THIS FOR SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE HITTING THE POST BUTTON. (just-a-dull-in-english)
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Posted: Sunday, June 10, 2012 11:20:15 PM

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haha ... yes OK I am from the UK ... its not crazy whatsoever !!! just a lil quirky !!!
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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 12:30:03 PM

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crypticneophyte wrote:
THOUGH MY HOMELAND'S ALREADY USING ENGLISH AS A MEDIUM OF COMMUNICATION IN THE CENTER OF BUSINESS AND COMMERCIALIZATION, I'M STILL EXPERIENCING THE "TIP-OF-THE-TONGUE" PHENOMENON THAT I CAN'T FIND THE APPROPRIATE WORDS TO SUIT WHAT I REALLY WANT TO SAY. HELP ME GRAMMAR 101! RIGHT NOW, I RE-READ THIS FOR SEVERAL TIMES BEFORE HITTING THE POST BUTTON. (just-a-dull-in-english)


Wow, someone from my country. Since my first language is English and i am quite eloquent and good in grammar, maybe i could help you and in return you help me learn our own language? I have been through hell and back just trying to learn it and no luck.

And English is a great language, its easy and very useful since everyone kinda understands the whole concept of it bootyshake
Buz
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 12:38:50 PM

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Then there is American English which often spells and pronunciates words differently than the English speaking English.

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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 12:54:35 PM

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i thought is was... was i wrong?


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Posted: Monday, June 11, 2012 1:01:08 PM

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I do not really speak English... I speak American! Semper Fi! Hooah! God bless my troops! God bless the USA!
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Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2012 9:26:52 PM

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katiekate wrote:


Wow, someone from my country. Since my first language is English and i am quite eloquent and good in grammar, maybe i could help you and in return you help me learn our own language? I have been through hell and back just trying to learn it and no luck.

And English is a great language, its easy and very useful since everyone kinda understands the whole concept of it bootyshake


YES...I WOULD LOVE THAT "KATIEKATE" ;)
Abbey
Posted: Saturday, June 16, 2012 6:17:09 PM

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Why isn't through spelled thru and two spelled tu. what's with threw, through, to, two, and too?
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Posted: Monday, July 2, 2012 8:37:59 PM

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Abbey wrote:
Why isn't through spelled thru and two spelled tu. what's with threw, through, to, two, and too?


It IS spelled tu, twice.

But only in tutu.

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English is simple...ok, not really...you'll have to excuse my excuses. Glad I had to learn it as a first language, heh.

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Posted: Saturday, May 13, 2017 2:48:56 PM

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For years I taught English as a Second Language, and that really makes you aware of how screwy our language is. But that screwiness also makes it interesting. As for spelling, think about through, thorough, trough, tough, though, thought. Crazy enough?
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We'll begin with box; the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox is oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, and two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose is never called meese
You may find a lone mouse or a house full of mice;
But the plural of house is houses, not hice.
The plural of man is always men,
But the plural of pan is never pen.
I speak of a foot, and you show me two feet,
And I give you a book, would a pair be a beek?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't two booths be called beeth?
If the singular's this and the plural is these,
Should the plural of kiss be ever called keese?
We speak of a brother and also of brethren,
And though we say mother, we never say methren.
Then the masculine pronouns are he, his and him;
But imagine the feminine . . . she, shis, and shim!


[Learnt at school.. don't know who wrote it].



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