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Offline elizabethdaizy

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I hate tense! Anyone feel same as me?
« on: August 25, 2006, 03:46:09 AM »
Hi, I'm Elizabeth

I get lost on tense, I can tell you that I got 70% right on my last English test all because TENSE! Anyone feel the same?
Elizabeth Jane Daizy
Harry Potter/Pirates of the Caribbean fan.
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No good English
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ylrebmik

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Re: I hate tense! Anyone feel same as me?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2006, 09:01:28 AM »
I like it, actually. I love grammer, though...all of it. Some of my biggest pet peeves comes from grammer. I hate when people don't use commas and apostophes right. I was on a forum once and someone said "Pray my dog has cancer". I was like, "Why would you ever want your dog to have cancer; thats horrible!" I went on and on about it until someone she just forgot a comma! *laughs* But it sort of annoys me when people say "It's" instead of "Its" because it throws me off but that's only some days; most days I am fine :) Now for me as I try to learn spanish..I am lost in all grammer there and all words.

NancE

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Re: I hate tense! Anyone feel same as me?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2006, 04:14:03 PM »
Teaching grammar was one of the hardest parts of English instruction that I did; this and diagramming.  May I suggest two books that may be helpful?

  Woe Is I    by Patricia T.O'Conner
        and
   The Elements of Style  by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White

These can be extremely helpful, this and help from the wonderful people here.  Good luck!

Offline elizabethdaizy

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Re: I hate tense! Anyone feel same as me?
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2006, 03:59:11 AM »
sorry to say that.....I always <b>always</b> left commans or something like that out.

I had a brillant English teacher when I was 10, learn 70% of my English from her.
Elizabeth Jane Daizy
Harry Potter/Pirates of the Caribbean fan.
Website Designer
No good English
;D

Lori K

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Re: I hate tense! Anyone feel same as me?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2006, 01:33:59 AM »
I find tense difficult and something I have to work on.  :o

I second The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White. I've heard a writer should reread it every year. 

Offline elizabethdaizy

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Re: I hate tense! Anyone feel same as me?
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2006, 04:13:07 AM »
Oh, yeah, my cousin gave me that book......I never touch it;D
Elizabeth Jane Daizy
Harry Potter/Pirates of the Caribbean fan.
Website Designer
No good English
;D