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Find and Correct the Mistakes XI (Intermediate)

My friends, here is my new intermediate test for you to master your knowledge. You may think it is more complicated than my previous intermediate tests, but it is not. The sentences are longer, but the grammar is the same. You know what to do, don't you?

  1. We thought our kids would go for sleep before we…
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Added by Danny Clark on February 19, 2017 at 12:00 — 34 Comments

Feel Each Moment

We all want to be happy but unfortunately some people fail, give up, others just complain, however this all is about us, in fact our own attitude matters. We decide, we feel, we try, we succeed!

Just imagine a puzzle – this puzzle is your life and each piece of it is one moment of your life. There are so many…

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Added by Luci on February 16, 2017 at 20:09 — 29 Comments

The Sequence of the Tenses: Use the Tenses Correctly. The Past, the Present or the Future?

My friends, today I will tell you how to use the tenses correctly speaking about the past actions not related to the present and how to use them if some events were in the past, but some of them are taking place now or are expected in the future.

The Sequence of Tenses in a story about the past actions not related to the present.

The first thing you should remember is the following: if you write or say any…

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Added by Danny Clark on February 17, 2017 at 10:30 — 8 Comments


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Don't pretend to understand when you don't

Yes, you may have failed to catch every words uttered by others. That doesn't mean your English is not so fluent - in fact, the speakers, not you, may have failed to clearly or correctly express what they were trying to convey. 

You should let them repeat what they're trying to say if you can't understand what they're saying. What if they know they can't express themselves fluently but you seemd to have understood what was expressed wrong? 

I told a patient that I didn't get…

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Added by Expector Smith on February 16, 2017 at 11:00 — 9 Comments

Find and Correct the Mistakes X (Intermediate)

Hi, everyone! It may be the last intermediate test if you do it correctly. I see, you have learned a lot from the previous tests and now you know many things you had a lot of doubts in. It is very good and I am really happy. This test is approximately like Test IX. You know what to do, don’t you?

  1. When he…
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Added by Danny Clark on February 11, 2017 at 10:49 — 92 Comments

Margin of Error

This is not your statistical precision of estimates from sample surveys, nor the amount of random sampling error in a survey’s result. This is different and related to things I observed, as I often heard a normal complaint from so many people I know, and somehow I have the same objection deep within my heart. I strongly believe people desire for what is good and striving their best to do good to other people. This is quite sad to tackle but I feel like writing…

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Added by Risty Aven on February 9, 2017 at 13:30 — 9 Comments


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Writing Challenge: Lexical Sets

Hello, MyEC members! How’s your 2017 so far? I hope everything is fantastic and you’re still fond of Englishclub.  For this month, I would like to introduce to all of you our new writing challenge about ‘lexical sets’. Are you familiar with this vocabulary term? If not, let’s learn this topic together shall we?

A lexical set is a group of words which are all about the same topic and which all belong to the same…

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Added by Robbie on February 8, 2017 at 4:30 — 8 Comments


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The Markets

Evangelina wrote a comment in my blog: The Stark Beauty Of Nature - The Pinnacles And Lancelin; "I have a wish, I would really like to go to one place that is on the Heritage List of every country I visit and have a photo from here". I told her that I never thought to visit those kind of places, but then tt reminds me that in nearly…

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Added by noaslpls on February 8, 2017 at 3:51 — 16 Comments

It would be great to have an answer for every question!

We always have some questions in our life. Some of them are simple. What is the weather today? Or what movie will we watch? It's simple. We every day give answers for tens or even more such questions. But sometimes you ask youself something more complex and you think about this continually, look for the solution, but can not find it. Do you do so? Did you have a problem which did not let you sleep?

It would be really wonderful if we have an answer for every our question!  

Added by Anita on February 5, 2017 at 18:48 — 13 Comments

Find and Correct the Mistakes IX (Intermediate)

Well, here is your new task. It is quite easy, mostly the tenses, voices, prepositions. You know what to do, but if you don't just check out the previous blogs with the same title.

  1. When she entered to the kitchen, he already laid the table and waited to her (4…
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Added by Danny Clark on February 6, 2017 at 15:30 — 82 Comments


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It's not a good idea to drink too much water

Yes, your doctor or even your parents will advise you to drink plenty of water. They have reason to do so, though.

Your body needs water to work properly - in fact, your body fluid accounts for most of your body weight. That is, you need to keep supplementing (drinking) water to make up for the everyday loss of your body fluid. 

It's not a good idea, however, to drink too much water. Then, how much water is too much water? Some people may sugget you drink water even though…

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Added by Expector Smith on February 5, 2017 at 10:00 — 14 Comments

Winter isn't so magical, believe me...

I guess, here are some people, who have never seen snow in their life and in case you are one of them, my dear reader, read more attentively because I would like to tell you something realistic about winter in the city... yeah... something that might totally ruin your imagination of awesome, magical, white winter... …

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Added by Luci on February 4, 2017 at 14:24 — 35 Comments

Breaking the Comfort Zone

Sometimes, It is not easy to come out of the comfort zone we live in. Our mind does not like changes instead it likes to be in the same position forever. 

We afraid to change our job, our lifestyle, and our habits. We do not want a change even we are suffered. For example, a dirty job environment is teasing you a lot but you are scared of a new environment so you do not want to…

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Added by Seeker on February 4, 2017 at 7:30 — 14 Comments


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Don't be afraid of learning the mistakes

Yes, there are mistakes in the blogs published here, just as there are in the articles published somewhere else. Unfortunately, mistakes are everywhere, even in a textbook which is supposed to be 'flawless'.

I mean grammar, spelling or punctuation errors by 'mistakes'. It seems it's inevitable for learners to make some mistakes when they're writing.  In fact, making mistakes is part of learning. It's hard to imagine you'll be fluent in English without making any mistakes. 

It's…

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Added by Expector Smith on February 3, 2017 at 11:00 — 15 Comments

My Experience with EC

Hello Everyone,

I'm not very choosy when it comes to write. My EC have given us a great platform to improve our English. I remember I took so much time to write my 1st Blog.

It was about EC members, I dedicated that blog to some of my good friends in EC. I made so many friends in EC from different countries. It was a great experience.

I may not be good in writing but trust me I'm much better than before.

My friends helped me improving my English, we used to have…

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Added by Syed Faisal Ali on February 1, 2017 at 8:25 — 13 Comments


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Expector's Tips on English Usage (10): as was expected

Yes, you say 'as was expected', 'as follows' or 'as is well known'  - not 'as it was expected' or 'as it follows' or 'as it is well known'.

You shouldn't add the pronoun 'it' after the 'as', because 'as' acts as the subject - you don't need another subject 'it'. For example, you can say 'Expector will add another comment on the blog today, as happened yesterday."

The word 'as' can also act as an objective or complement, for example, "MyEC…

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Added by Expector Smith on February 1, 2017 at 3:00 — 5 Comments


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It can be so hard to pronounce a word correctly

Yes, it may have something to do with pronunciation if you find it hard to memorize a word or understand what they're saying or said on the radio or TV. 

Some words are so hard to pronounce, though. It helps if you have learned how to pronounce a word by the International Phonetic Alphabet or Smart Phonics, but it doesn't work when you're trying to pronounce a word which is derived from Latin or Greek or other non-English languages. How about some of the names of people, places,…

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Added by Expector Smith on January 31, 2017 at 3:00 — 6 Comments

Let's Use THERE IS and IT IS Correctly

Hi, my friends! As the rainy weather spoiled all our plans for today, I will go on teaching you a little.

Well, looking through your answers on the previous grammar tests, I noticed that some of you are not sure whether to use IT IS or THERE IS in this or that sentence. It is really surprising as it is not…

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Added by Danny Clark on January 29, 2017 at 11:13 — 15 Comments

Writing Challenge: Write a CATCHY SLOGAN

Hello guys,

as my previous BLOG was about the addvertisement slogans, I got an idea to start a new Writing Challenge on this topic ;)

So…

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Added by Luci on January 25, 2017 at 10:46 — 15 Comments


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Write when you really feel like writing

Yes, we've been trying to encourage you to write more and we do have reason to do so.

Only when you write can you realize that it's not always easy to write something readable or interesting. Only by writing can you really improve your writing skills. So, it makes sense for us to come up with some writing challenges or blog challenges which we think will inspire you to write more.

It takes a lot of time and effort to write skillfully or…

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Added by Expector Smith on January 20, 2017 at 14:30 — 22 Comments

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To Die Working or to Smell Roses at Last?

Started by Danny Clark in General Discussion. Last reply by Rose 3 hours ago. 44 Replies

I have never started any general discussions, but I do feel like doing it today. First, I will tell you about my friend, my collaborator and a member of my band who died in a car crash about two weeks ago for you to get my idea.We met many years ago…Continue

Love - "End yourself for beloved"!

Started by Mishaikh in General Discussion. Last reply by Onee-chan yesterday. 18 Replies

"Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own"What do you think?Continue

Wife

Started by dara gino in General Discussion. Last reply by dara gino 18 hours ago. 120 Replies

What are the qualities of the good wife?Do I have to choose a woman as beautiful as Brigitte Bardot or Angelina Jolie?Would a religious, kind and caring woman be an ideal wife?We like beauty. Each woman has her own charm.Could appearances be…Continue

Husband.

Started by Evangelina in General Discussion. Last reply by Onee-chan yesterday. 21 Replies

Hello everyone, Well, at the moment we are having a discussion about wifes, then it is just not done without also having a discussion about husbands. So here is the discussion, with similar questions as in…Continue

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