Excuse my English, please!

April 1, 2008 3:11am CST
MyLot-ers, i appeal to you for forgive my English. I am not really advanced in speaking and writing English, but i strongly hope that being here, on this site, i will progress. I permit you that each time when you meet me in any discussion to correct me, i will not get upset, but i will be very grateful. Thanks a lot! What about you? How is your English?
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14 responses
@gabrielle47 (1221)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
Hi Banipenet. Its ok no one is perfect and I don't think most of members here criticize anyone's English. Its ok and this is a great site to learn you English as it is somewhat same as having a conversation in English. I would be happy to help you in anyway I can as I have been a teacher before and used to correcting student papers. Don't be discouraged and just have fun here in my lot!
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1 Apr 08
Thanks a lot for your encouraging! Yes, i will need your help and not only your help, but the others members, too. They have to accept us and tolerate us and give us a little kick and we will do a step in front.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
4 Apr 08
Are you sure you are not a native English writer, banipenet!? :-) From your post and comments, it appears that you are very good at expressing yourself in English, really! I am a non-native myself and I am not very good at expressing either. You are right about this site as a probable learning experience, I know I have learned from here. I do like when people can correct me and make me better at expression. The amount of motivation and willingness you have with the type of respectful and learning attitude that you exhibit, I believe you will learn quick enough! I hope I will learn too, from you and others! Best of luck!:-)
5 Apr 08
:) Thanks a lot! I can't say how good is your English but i understood you very well from what you write me here. Good luck to you, too and i hope that we will have good discussions here in the future.
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@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
5 Apr 08
I am glad that I was understandable, banipenet, and thank you for wishing me luck. I do hope to interact with you more in future and benefit from your skills!:-)
@kamran12 (5555)
• Pakistan
16 Apr 08
Thanks for the best response, banipenet!:-)
@lynnchua (3415)
• Singapore
1 Apr 08
Hi, I have the same problem too. There is a few times when I respond to discussion and being told that I mistaken their meaning. and I cannot write well too.
1 Apr 08
Yes, it happens to me too. I would respond to more discussion but i renounce because i don't know how to speak well in English and sometimes when i want to say something it is understanding something else. This is not really pleasant but we have to learn more and we will have a good flow of this language.
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@lynnchua (3415)
• Singapore
1 Apr 08
Ya, its true, sometime I feel quite embarrass when someone told me "hey, that not what I mean" and I was "oops" and I don't know how to explain. sign.
1 Apr 08
I hope that who know very well speaking English will understand and will tolerate us.
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• Philippines
19 Apr 08
i have no problems in english since i've been studying it since 1st grade.. its great that you are trying hard to improve since learning english is important... wish you all the best
21 Apr 08
You are fortunate speaking English very well since learning it from 1st grade. I have to recognize that i didn't gave to much importance to learn English in school, but now i grown up and i realize that is very helpful to know an international language. All the best to you too. Thank you!
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
thank you as well... and good luck to you!
• Singapore
1 Apr 08
Hi banipenet, I see that you are trying hard to improve your English which I do have the same idea. Fortunately, I found an English teacher in mylot who is willing to teach English for all Chinese students. If you are not a Chinese student, fear not, I bet she will still accept you as long as you are able to express your interest in improving your English. The person I recommend is deckardt which is in my friend list so I hope you can take a look at my list of friends and find the person whose username is above mentioned. Add her and me as your friend and we can improve our English together.
1 Apr 08
Hey...thanks a lot! Actually how did Deckardt learn you English? I am not a Chinese, but i will be pleasant to enjoy you.
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• Singapore
1 Apr 08
She is an English teacher in China so hurry down to add me and her as your friend
@dpk262006 (56737)
• Delhi, India
21 Apr 08
Banipenet, I would say - 'Where there is a will, there is a way'. If you wish to learn 'English', you will surely learn it or for that matter anything, provided you should have detemination in your mind to learn the language. Remember, English may not be your mother toungue, so it takes time to 'master' the language. I believe, the more you write here on mylot, more you will learn automatically. Besides, please keep reading some English magzines, books and Newspapers to upgrade and enhance and brush up your knowledge. All the very best to you. I would be there to support,whenever you would ask for or whenever needed.
18 May 08
Thank you a lot for your advices! I will try to do what you said me as far as possible. Unfortunately, i don't have too much time to do these things, but i will strive.
@Sir_bobby88 (8241)
• Singapore
16 Apr 08
Well i have made a lot of spelling error already in mylot and got critize like hell prehaps i should also ask for everyone to forgive my english also yea laugh out loud
17 Apr 08
What you want to say Bobby? I can't understand you! You are making so much spelling error! :)) I was joking! I hope that you will not get mad on me. You know, i feel somehow protected if i apologize from something that i know i don't do very well before to let the occasion to others to laugh on me.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
3 Apr 08
bani, I think that your usage of English is very good! you know, even we who have English as our native language tend to mess it up quite a bit - sometimes out of laziness, sometimes out of local dialect but often times out of ignorance. my spelling is atrocious!
3 Apr 08
No, you are not atrocious, i understand what you mean. It was another member who gives me a similar response with you regarding those who have English like native language, this mean that you have right. Thank you a lot!
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@subha12 (18449)
• India
3 Apr 08
i think its not a big issue here. there are many who don't have english as first language. its same here. still i think mylot improves the english a lot.
3 Apr 08
Yes, it is true, it isn't MyLot but MyLot-ers.I am glad that you said we are the same here. I like to believe this.
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@LouRhi (1502)
• Australia
3 Apr 08
The idea of improving your English here is a great idea. The only down side to it is that so many people use poor English, and I do not mean just those who are learning. Many native speaking English people seem to lose their grasp of the language when posting here. I think that it is wonderful that you are so open to corrections. I will be happy to help you in anyway possible, just let me know.
3 Apr 08
Thank you a lot! I like to think about me that i am an open minded and i don't refuse some critics because i can learn from it.
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• Philippines
1 Apr 08
me either, got some problems... its not about in writing or in speaking, but sometimes my responses are irrelevant... heheh because of language barriers.. but it's not a problem though, we should just keep moving on, well as they say practice makes perfect.. hehehe.. i am new here.. can i ask you to be my friend? we can share discussions... heheh
1 Apr 08
With pleasure, of course you can be my friend! We will share all the discussions that interest us. To be sincerely,i can't to respond to a discuss that don't interest me, but i will have you in view.
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@jwfarrimond (4474)
1 Apr 08
Don't worry about it. Your written English seems to be pretty good to me as it is. Don't let the fear of misunderstanding or of being misunderstood stop you from posting on MyLot. There are a lot of people on here who are not native English speakers and I for one, don't take any notice of poor English if it's posted by someone like you - It's usually possible to work out what the poster means English as a language is pretty flexible when it comes to grammar and sentence structure, it can be mangled quite a bit and still be understandable.
1 Apr 08
Thank you! I let you know that i hardly take pains when i respond to a discussion, i stay long time and think "how did it said?" :)
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@nengs10 (3183)
• Philippines
1 Apr 08
English is a very dynamic language. It changes and progress every now and then. I admire you so much for being so humble and truthful. Humility is your key to success, I must say. Though I'm an English teacher, I still commit mistakes sometimes. Well, no one of perfect. Let's try to progress everyday.
1 Apr 08
Thanks a lot! So, you are an English teacher...Hey guys, jump over him!!! :)) I was joking!
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@vera0571 (166)
• China
1 Apr 08
ur,i have the same problem with you,so come on,for common progress!
1 Apr 08
Yeah! We will go on my friend and we will succeed. The most important is that we understand each other.
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