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  1. It would be correctly written as "He always sits in the corner". The word "sit" would be used as in "Come sit by me" or "I told my dog to sit". Sits is used in the present tense; as in "She sits next to the fountain" or "He sits at his computer".
  2. I want to learn Spanish and Japanese. I mainly want to learn Japanese because I find their culture beautiful. I also like a lot of songs that are sang in Japanese and I love singing along to them but I would love to know what they mean. I want to learn (rather, I NEED to learn) Spanish, because my boyfriend is Mexican and his family only speaks Spanish. I would like to be able to communicate fluently with them, as it seems every time we try talking one of us ends up confused.
  3. Hi, littleJ. Welcome to Linguaholic! I'm Shannon and sadly I only speak English fluently, but I'm trying to learn Spanish and Japanese.
  4. This might be off topic, but does anyone else view what they're thinking as words written in their head? Back on topic now: words come naturally to me when I'm speaking and less naturally when I am writing. If I am speaking to someone about a topic I'm especially fond of, I could go on for hours. However, if I'm trying to write my novel (which I have been trying to do of late), I end up losing my train of thought and sit there for a good 10 minutes wondering what to write next.
  5. I always figured it would be incorrect to use "however" in the middle of a sentence, since that's what "but" is for. However, I've seen it in the middle of sentences before, with a comma. Such as, "I was walking and was aimed towards going to get the mail, however I ended up at a strange garden instead". I've actually seen that, in books and in news, etc. I've always wondered if it was correct. However, I stick to using "however" in the beginning of sentences.
  6. I never though about this before, but now that I am, I'm beginning to wonder... I always thought I wrote well to satisfy my own grammar Nazism, but maybe (just maybe) I've subconsciously been trying to impress other people(?). This is a very interesting topic indeed.
  7. I never thought about this and I never knew what they're called! But I find these fascinating (and I'm always making up my own)
  8. Thousandths. I always end up saying "Thouthanths". Not because I have a lisp or anything, but that word just gets me tongue-tied.
  9. Eloquent and resplendent have always been 2 of my favorite words.
  10. Oh, gosh, "Foofing". I have a dog that lives upstairs and he's always howling, day and night. Now I feel like telling the owner to stop her dog from "foofing". xD
  11. I usually use simple words, but it really depends on what I'm writing. For example, if I'm writing an essay I tend to gravitate towards bigger words; however, if I'm talking to friends, I'll keep it simple (mostly because I don't want to confuse them).
  12. This is one thing I'm having a really hard time with! When learning other languages, I just can't get the sentence structures down.
  13. I do not like Google Translate at all. It might translate the words, but the grammar is all jumbled. I've tried using it to communicate with friends and they ended up more confused than I was.
  14. I actually never noticed this! This post made me want to learn German, just for the fun of it (That, and, I'm German, so I should learn it soon anyway).
  15. I started using Duolingo to learn Spanish. It's an app for Ipod, Iphone and maybe Android. I've found that to be really helpful, because it learns what words you need help with and shows them more often.
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