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    Hi, new here

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Bluesman, Jun 7, 2008.

    Hi all. New guy here.


    My 1st language is Dutch, but I have always had a passion for English. Somehow I got pretty good at it. People tell me they can notice I'm not a natural, but that's one of the reasons why I registered here. I would really like some feedback from you guys on how I can't improve. Anyway, look out for my stories.
     
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    Hello Blues Man, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    This is a community where we exchange feedback, so before you receive it, expect to practice giving it first. :)

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize reviewing as a critical writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
     
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    Hi Bluesman!
    Welcome to WF! :)
    Do you mean how you can, rather than can't, improve? ;)
     
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    1st Improvement: In that context, use the word 'can' instead of the word 'can't'.

    Welcome! I hope you enjoy your stay. :D
     
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    Welcome to the forums! :D Happy to have you
     
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    Welcome! :)
    Most people whose first language is english aren't even that fluent :)

    Sometimes that includes me...:redface:
     
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    Hi and welcome.
     
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    Welcome, friend!

    Welcome to the forums, Dutch dude! :cool: Hope you have a great time whipping up some brain food for us...

    Now, you say you want us to let you know how you CAN'T improve? Well don't practice your English anymore and deliberately break the rules (of English). Hey, why not, English breaks its OWN rules, don't be left out! Sorry, I can't help being silly. :p I am a literalist! (at times) Later...



    "You can't have everything... where would you put it?" —Steven Wright :D
     
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    Welcome to the forums :)
     
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    Hello there...Blues Man!

    Welcome to the forums!! Have fun!
     

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