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1. In a list:

My English Club friend Anna loves reading blogs, chatting with friends, and commenting on photos in MyEC photo gallery.


2. Between three or more adjectives or adverbs:

I enjoy Yasemin's company because she's a chirpy, cheerful, friendly gal.


3. With two adjectives:

Teacher Tara regularly challenges members with creative, useful writing tasks.


4. With numbers:

Currently, EC has more than 78,000 members.


5. For addresses or dates:

Ha Nguyen, who comes from Hanoi, Vietnam, posted her latest blog on December 28, 2012.


6. For direct speech:

Nadira said, "I'm an English language teacher and I'm from Puttlam, Sri Lanka."

"I'm glad to meet you. Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country." her new friend said.


7. Before a coordinating conjunctions:

Grace has been working hard to improve her spoken English, so I'm sure that soon she will be able to speak English fluently.


8. For parenthetical elements:

Sofia, who is a relatively new MyEC member, has become my good friend within a short span of time.


9. After an introductory element:

In order to improve their written English, members are advised to write as many blogs as possible.


10. With sentence adverbs:

Sadly, many members use this wonderful website for chatting purpose only.


11. With adverbial clauses:

If you don't love English, English won't love you back.


12. Error found:

thanks for your beautiful experience , you know i'm new on Ec, I'd like to be your language friend to practice English and improving speaking skills, I mostly use skype for communication and i use internet just to learn English , i think its the first thing i should do

Correction: Thanks for your beautiful experience. You know I'm new on Ec and I'd like to be your language friend to practice English and improving speaking skills. I mostly use skype for communication and I use internet just to learn English. I think it's the first thing I should do

A JOKE

“A panda walks into a cafe. He orders a sandwich, eats it, then draws a gun and fires two shots in the air.

"Why?" asks the confused waiter, as the panda makes towards the exit. The panda produces a badly punctuated wildlife annual and tosses it over his shoulder.

"I'm a panda," he says, at the door. "Look it up."

The waiter turns to the relevant entry and, sure enough, finds an explanation.

Panda. Large black-and-white bear-like mammal, native to China. Eats, shoots and leaves.”


Lynne Truss, Eats, Shoots & Leaves: The Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation

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Comment by sofia on February 17, 2013 at 12:31

you write this blog in very interesting way. its very interesting way to learn , really after reading this blog i realize if u makes things interesting it will then easy to learn.

thanks:)

nice blog


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Comment by nida on February 4, 2013 at 2:32

@Rabab,

No dear, you can't say like that. :DDD

Thank you for passing by my blog and for your funny comment. I appreciate that.


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Comment by nida on February 4, 2013 at 2:30

@Rajesh,

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your nice words. I'm thankful.


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Comment by nida on February 4, 2013 at 2:29

@Irina,

Thank you very much for liking my work, my dear Irina. I'm much obliged.


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Comment by nida on February 4, 2013 at 2:27

@Lynn,

You can't imagine how happy I'm to see you here. Thank you so much for your encouraging words, dear friend. You're so kind.


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Comment by nida on February 4, 2013 at 2:26

@Grace,

I love your comment, Grace. Thank you so much. And I've a firm belief in your speaking because I know that you are a very hard working girl. I wish I were like you.

Thanks a lot for dropping past my blog, dear.


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Comment by nida on February 3, 2013 at 19:31

@Anna,

You're welcome, dear sister. And why weren't you expecting it? Aren't we good friends?

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind comment.


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Comment by nida on February 3, 2013 at 19:28

@Tara Benwell,

Thank you so much, dear teacher, for your encouraging comment. I'm so grateful.

Let me fix the punctuation error:

"I'm glad to meet you. Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country." her new friend said.

Correction:

"I'm glad to meet you. Sri Lanka is such a beautiful country," her new friend said.

Thanks again for your unending help, Dear Teacher Tara.


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Comment by nida on February 3, 2013 at 19:18

@Sahar,

Thank you so much for your lovely words. You have always been very kind to me. I appreciate that.

Comment by Rabab on January 31, 2013 at 18:54

Thanks for sharing dear. Informative and interesting.

So,can we say that:

Nida. Old, wise, granny like girl ,native to My EC. Writes, amazes and writes again ;)

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