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Dame6089

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About Dame6089

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    Grammar Cop

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  • Native tongue
    English
  • Fluent in
    Spanish(semi-fluent)
  1. Practice practice practice. This is general advice that is vital to learning basically anything.
  2. I think this is possible only if you already know the basics of the language. If you don;t know the basics, then it will be very difficult to even learn anything from movie dialogue.
  3. Good to see! Twitter is my preferred social network, so this makes me happy.
  4. The history behind a language is fascinating to me. In general, when I am learning a language, I like to learn about the history of the people that speak that language. It helps me feel more ingrained with the culture.
  5. Honestly I find language learning videos entertaining because the acting in them is usually so god awful. It is hilarious.
  6. I have a feeling that "forte" is a word with roots in French. I would be very surprised if that is not the case.
  7. To this day, I still have issues spelling tomorrow correctly on the first try. I always want to add two "m"'s or take one "r" away.
  8. "SWAG"

    I used to use it, but it has gotten out of hand. When mainstream America starts using it, that's when I know it is time to stop.
  9. Grammar Nazism

    Bad grammar annoys me, but I think a lot of people take it too far. I don't correct everyone who makes a mistake though. I don't understand people who waste their day doing that.
  10. I generally don't have too much trouble with them, but there are occasions when it gets tricky. One of the more difficult ones is when someone uses "bomb" as a slang term. Depending on the way it is used, it could mean something good or bad.
  11. I don't talk like a fool, but by no means is my english proper when I am with my friends. I would say that the english I use with my friends is a step below the english that I use with everyone else.
  12. I use a handful of abbreviations, but don't over do it. A lot of people don't know all of the abbreviations, so it is really a waste of time to use them and have a person looking them up on the other end.
  13. It honestly depends on how much you are forced to use it. I know there are some summer programs where they you live in a house that only uses a particular language. Just to be able to communicate with anyone you are forced to use the language constantly and learn it quickly due to this.
  14. What Happened To Cursive Writing ?

    It doesn't surprise me that kids aren't learning cursive anymore. I was born in the 90s and cursive was pounded into our heads during elementary school. Wants we reached middle school, we rarely ever used it. There really isn't any need to waste any more time on something that kids aren't going to use very often.
  15. Muzzy!

    I remember these commercials, so well. I never had them though. Does anyone know how effective they were?