Old 22nd June 2009, 19:17   #1
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umm....

here's a sentence i'm not sure about:

"i always closed my room door when i was in it"

now i know that

you - were
they - were
she - was
he - was
i - ?
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Old 22nd June 2009, 19:34   #2
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was - you're using the past tense.

It sounds clumsy because of the 'it' floating on the end of the sentence.

"I always closed the door when I was in my room" is better.

Present tense would be

"I always close the door when I am in my room"

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Old 22nd June 2009, 19:42   #3
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yeah, my syntax sucks, which is a shame because i've mastered english quite well, some people didnt even know it wasn't my mother language

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Old 22nd June 2009, 20:41   #4
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It's English you know, not english....
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Old 22nd June 2009, 20:56   #5
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which is odd to me, i know capitals should be given to names, start of sentences after periods... umm... too lazy to remember more.

Anyway , English is not a name to me, just a word
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Old 22nd June 2009, 21:27   #6
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which is odd to me, i know capitals should be given to names, start of sentences after periods... umm... too lazy to remember more.

Anyway , English is not a name to me, just a word
Also, I is always spelled with a capital.

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which is odd to me. I know capitals should be given to names, start of sentences after periods... umm... too lazy to remember more.

Anyway , English is not a name to me, just a word
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Old 23rd June 2009, 00:28   #8
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Why do you even care how you use English when your grammar is so bad?
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Cool! English-teaching thread...my sucks

So, why do you guys use "ain't"? Isn't suppose to be wrong?


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well chev, if you want a genuine anser, i've been to israeli forums and chats, but i just couldn't connect with them, i've been exposed to american culture very early in my life through TV and later the internet, and learned it early in school too, its like porn really... the first week its a new thing... then it just becomes a part of your life

besides.... ask flexi or any other "secondary english" speaker why they write and communicate in english rather than their own language, they will mostly give you the smartass "because i can" answer
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So, why do you guys use "ain't"? Isn't suppose to be wrong?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ain%27t

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Ain't is a contraction originally used for "am not", but also used for "is not", "are not", "has not", or "have not" in the common vernacular. In some dialects it is also used as a contraction of "do not", "does not", and "did not" (i.e. I ain't know that). The word is a perennial issue in English usage. It is a word that is widely used by many people, but its use is commonly considered to be improper.
That doesn't stop it from being used.
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ask flexi or any other "secondary english" speaker why they write and communicate in english rather than their own language, they will mostly give you the smartass "because i can" answer
even more smartass answer: I'm active in german speaking communities as well. I don't communicate in english rather than in my native language, but it's good for training.


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note: before you watch this, i declare i have no propaganda against nazis although i'm jew, i'm just amazed how an innocent movie company with such great timeless hits makes those kind of cartoons, they would say it's a parody made in good taste, the only good taste in these movies are the funny bits of the disney characters, i wonder what hitler would've said if he saw these.

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do i need to call the FBI on this whole forum?

where am i then? in some secret smuggling mafia shit?

[edit] next you'll tell me there really is a santa and i'm a figment of some crack head's hallucination.
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i thought you were dutch though, really
Nope. That'd be me.

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That doesn't stop it from being used.
Oh, yeah..that was my question


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[edit] next you'll tell me there really is a santa and i'm a figment of some crack head's hallucination.
Mmmm no, but pretty much everyone in the forums are hallucinations, infact the forum doesn't exsist, but each and every one of us within the 'forums' are a figament of your imagination, and each person is a re-interpretation of you're personality

How is that for late night thinkings.....

And Joel, hun we are english, we use nonsense words like 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' so don't worry about some silly little word like 'ain't' XD

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I be finnin ta go to da crib and hang wif the homees.

Dis be gud Engrish.

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I be finnin ta go to da crib and hang wif the homees.

Dis be gud Engrish.
Fo reel's homes, dat be da tight shiit right there mang.
Like dat one time all of yall were out in the pit rollin back on some doobs and da five-oh came down on dat shiot, mang I was like "peace homes".

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I think chav speak is worse, I don't know how to type in it, so I stole this off someones facebook page -

"Was guna put sum dnb on im wrk bt stupid me 4gt 2 take it wiv me. Nt gd nw ima ave 2 listen 2 da batman cd nt happy lol x"

I cringe everytime I see people writing like this >.> Its okay on texts because it saves character space, but any other time..... just no....

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"Was guna put sum dnb on im wrk bt stupid me 4gt 2 take it wiv me. Nt gd nw ima ave 2 listen 2 da batman cd nt happy lol x"
That requires far too much effort to work out what the fuck it is in actual English it's unreal.

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That requires far too much effort to work out what the fuck it is in actual English it's unreal.
An asshat wanted to listen to some drum and bass at work. However, being an asshat, the asshat forgot to take the drum and bass music with him to work. Now the asshat is forced to listen to a batman cd*** and the said asshat is not happy about it.

*** I guess where the batman cd came from is a mystery. Being an asshat, maybe the asshat grabbed the batman cd as opposed to the asshat's phat ass drum and bass cd.

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Umm it was a girl that wrote it, not a guy =p

Oh and DnB means Drum and Bass??? I see, I just thought she'd spelt RnB wrong XD

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Umm it was a girl that wrote it, not a guy =p
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I was referring to when you said 'him' XD
But I like the insult ass hat, I might adopt it just to confuse people...

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