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    I am poor in my English! So how to correct?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I am poor in my English! So how to correct?


    There is still hope.
    Hope that you'll be able to meet people
    who could appreciate your uniqueness in the use
    of different languages.

    Ignore those who smear at you and forget
    them immediately.

    In the meantime it is your choice whether
    you want to improve in those areas that
    you think are necessary.

    We all started as a baby in Primary One,
    those who laugh at us, laugh last.



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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonsiao View Post
    If you see someone posting a question in the forum in bad grammar, would you blast him about his command of the language even though you understand what he is trying to explain?
    yes, only to make funny if that one my friend.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonsiao View Post
    If you see someone posting a question in the forum in bad grammar, would you blast him about his command of the language even though you understand what he is trying to explain?

    this is a photography forum not a english forum for pit's sake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwitan View Post
    this is a photography forum not a english forum for pit's sake.
    And to top it off, it's "Pete's sake" ... not "(arm)pit sake". Don't ask me who is Pete, I only know a Daniel, a Charles, a Greg, a .......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yappy View Post
    I am poor in my English! So how to correct?
    1. dont be bombastic
    2. use simple grammar: present tense, past tense, future tense
    3. use dictionary. it is available on the internet too, free!
    4. use simple sentence, if it contains more than 10 words probably it is too long already
    5. sign up at english class in the CC (assuming you are in singapore). They do have english class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwitan View Post
    this is a photography forum not a english forum for pit's sake.


    For all you know, you just encounter another
    person with low tolerance of other's ability.

    Most probably neither did they realise the
    "rough english" will not last forever.


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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    1. dont be bombastic
    2. use simple grammar: present tense, past tense, future tense
    3. use dictionary. it is available on the internet too, free!
    4. use simple sentence, if it contains more than 10 words probably it is too long already
    5. sign up at english class in the CC (assuming you are in singapore). They do have english class.

    Admire your input for your internal reactions will
    surely win hearts.

    The difficulty now lies with TS whether he wants to
    take the first step towards that challenge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by forward View Post
    Admire your input for your internal reactions will
    surely win hearts.

    The difficulty now lies with TS whether he wants to
    take the first step towards that challenge.

    Thank you for your encouragement.
    Another way is that if you have microsoft word, type it in word first and turn on auto grammar and spellcheck.
    Dont worry about formatting. After you are happy and done, copy and paste the text from word to clubsnap (work with other forum too).

    I am not endorsing MS word, but this function in MS Word is pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikonsiao View Post
    how do we know whether TS care to be understood? maybe TS command of english is only up to that standard?

    how do we help when we do not know and blast TS instead.....
    well. u could phrase it in a nicer manner?

    like

    hey i just bought a really cool len

    and u dun go:
    its lens u retard.

    u shld go:
    erm. i think the right word is lens, and not len:x

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    Quote Originally Posted by aryanto View Post
    Thank you for your encouragement.
    Another way is that if you have microsoft word, type it in word first and turn on auto grammar and spellcheck.
    Dont worry about formatting. After you are happy and done, copy and paste the text from word to clubsnap (work with other forum too).

    I am not endorsing MS word, but this function in MS Word is pretty good.



    That is excellent indeed!

    Someone said mastering english or
    a task is not easy or even couldn't be
    done, but you would be one who wouldn't
    think first and lend out your hand to
    help TS to try.

    People should start to sing as they
    tackle the difficult task that couldn't
    be done and there will be many who
    would come to their aid and do it.

    A million cheers to you.

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    Default Re: Would you correct someone's grammar or answer his photography question?

    But frankly speaking, even though I am quite tolerant with bad English, sometimes some posts were so badly written that I was unable to understand what they were trying to say even after reading several times. To these posts I did have the urge occasionally to ask them to polish up their English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    yes, only to make funny if that one my friend.

    hahhahaahhahaaah nice one
    Last edited by mynameisgreg; 13th January 2010 at 09:10 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwitan View Post
    this is a photography forum not a english forum for pit's sake.
    We need english to communicate

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    i quite like correcting people's grammar when they start threads on other people's grammar.

    oh wait, that person's gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i quite like correcting people's grammar when they start threads on other people's grammar.

    oh wait, that person's gone.
    You should use capital letter at the beginning of a sentence.
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    Default Re: Would you correct someone's grammar or answer his photography question?

    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc View Post
    But frankly speaking, even though I am quite tolerant with bad English, sometimes some posts were so badly written that I was unable to understand what they were trying to say even after reading several times. To these posts I did have the urge occasionally to ask them to polish up their English.
    Is that part of the Moderator's job?
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    Default Re: Would you correct someone's grammar or answer his photography question?

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i quite like correcting people's grammar when they start threads on other people's grammar.

    oh wait, that person's gone.
    Nah... I guess the TS only wish is to find out the tendencies of the posters here. TS hasn't state his/her opinion yet.

    Maybe the TS will return later and do a statistic on all the replies as school homework.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokiemon View Post
    Will you critise a grammatically wrong poster?

    Wrong spelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adorable View Post
    Is that part of the Moderator's job?
    Eh which part? The tolerant with bad English part, the reading post several times to try to understand it part, or ask them to polish up their English part?

    Aiya it's only an "urge" only lar, not that I'm really going to ask them to polish up their English.

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