I am new at this forum. I am glad to have found this site. I am an electro-mechancial engineer by profession. I love English which is not my mother tongue, and I love to write. But I hated English when I came to the U.S. at 14. I had to learn it from the basics (that means from alphabets and grammar basics and a lot of ESL classes) . In the learning process, I found it very intriquing and began to spend a lot of time studying it. I am glad the stumbling is over. I now spend a lot of time on other sites to help learners with ESL backgrounds. I am also looking forward to making new friends and improving my writing skills.