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Everything posted by Dame6089

  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. 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. 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. 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. I remember these commercials, so well. I never had them though. Does anyone know how effective they were?
  16. I work with little kids and i find that the exclamation is something that they struggle to understand in their homework. I try to explain to them that you have to consider the situation. For example, these sentences all say the same thing, but are entirely different due to the punctuation. It was me. It was me! It was me?
  17. Hmm, I never realized this, but I guess "What" does always involve some kind of noun. Thanks for the info guys. you learn something new everyday!
  18. Once again, I never knew there were rules. This is one of those things that you just start to innately understand as a native speaker. I do not envy foreign English learners.
  19. I notice these mistakes a lot with kids and foreign speakers. The reality is that English is overcomplicated in a lot of senses. A lot of other languages use less words and people still know who and what is being referred to due to context clues.
  20. Thanks for the explanation. As a native speaker, I rarely misuse these, but I honestly never knew the rules behind them. I would just say them in my head and pick what sounded right if I was unsure.
  21. Nice! Is twitter next? Having a strong social media appearance will help build the forums a lot.
  22. Most of the times, I am just impressed that people can speak another language. As long as they understand what is going on, I am not going to harp on poor grammar.
  23. You just have to ask someone who speaks it fluently. A lot of things may be technically right, but may sound awkward in the language.
  24. I'm sure it would come in handy in a foreign country if you can;t speak the language at all. I wouldn't try to use it for formal writing or conversation though. There are tons of errors.
  25. I used to use it way too much. Then one day a friend called me out and I tried to use it less frequently. Truthfully though, there are rarely times when I actually laugh out loud while texting.
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