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    xTinx got a reaction from hades_leae in What's the most challenging about learning a foreign language?   
    Is it the accent? The pronunciation? The sentence structure? For me it's the pronunciation. It's not enough to learn the words or know the system of writing, I guess. You also need to speak the language in a way that native speakers can relate to or understand. There are certain words that will take on another meaning when pronounced differently. That's why pronunciation is very important. You might inadvertently offend native speakers if you mispronounce a word with both positive and negative connotations.
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    xTinx got a reaction from czarina84 in I don't wish to be a pedant but...   
    Even a native speaker commits grammar and pronunciation mistakes. There are a lot of non-native speakers who speak better English than the natives themselves. What I'm really getting at is that mistakes are key ingredients to learning. The mistakes we commit help us learn a language better.
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    xTinx reacted to JasleenKaur in Getting to Know Homonyms   
    Thank you for sharing information homonyms. 
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    xTinx got a reaction from anna3101 in "Come Hell or High Water" - One of My Favorite Idioms   
    What's interesting about this idiomatic expression is that although it might sound like it's cursing, it's actually not. There's also a great deal of intensity attached to it. It has a no-care tone, as if daring the world to turn the tides. And at the end of the day, you (the speaker who uses this idiom) will still persevere. For example:
    I will love him come hell or high. Come hell or high water, I will graduate with honors. This idiom simply means doing whatever it takes to reach a goal or make something possible.
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    xTinx got a reaction from linguaholic in "Come Hell or High Water" - One of My Favorite Idioms   
    What's interesting about this idiomatic expression is that although it might sound like it's cursing, it's actually not. There's also a great deal of intensity attached to it. It has a no-care tone, as if daring the world to turn the tides. And at the end of the day, you (the speaker who uses this idiom) will still persevere. For example:
    I will love him come hell or high. Come hell or high water, I will graduate with honors. This idiom simply means doing whatever it takes to reach a goal or make something possible.
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