Hi , dear friends

would you please guide me about my listening problem?

Actually i 'm not good enough at songs than news and other stuffs.Taking into account that i'm as a nonnative at level of intermediate, i don't know how to solve this or even to whom i should listen at first.(i'm not sure about the structure of the italic sentence plz check it, or being as a nonnative at level of intermediate, ...)Emotion: embarrassed

Sometimes i listen one piece over and over but it's not helpful.Due to the fact that some accents are so fast to my ear.I feel i can't solve this problem by overlistening.So i decided to discuss it and i'd be grateful if some one guide me about songs regarding my level or whatever is thought would be helpful.

Thanks for your time & help.

rashinTaking into account that i'm as a nonnative at level of intermediate,
The captioned present participial phrase is not too far off.

The "as" serves no purpose.

I suspect "non-native" should be hyphenated.

You need to take the time to check for capitalization of the personal pronoun, "I."

"Level" probably needs an article - "the" or "a."
I'd be more comfortable with "at the intermediate level."

Regarding the songs, perhaps you should choose them on a different basis.
Of course it's easier to learn something which you like, but it might be wise to search for songs which offer clear diction at a moderate speed.
I occasionally listen to opera in languages which are unfamiliar to me, but I don't pretend to understand the words. It's not on my radar screen. To tell you the truth, I'm often unable to understand them when they're singing in English!

Have you tried searching for the lyrics on the web? That might help.

Newscasters are chosen for their clear diction. Don't give up listening to them.

Sometimes old movies are easier to understand than current ones. Of course I understand you want to learn the latest expressions.

Rgdz, - A.
Dear Avangi, Thanks for your swift reply.I really enjoyed it.

If i got right , regarding your comments , the correct grammatical form would be in these cases:

1. Being a non-native speaker at the inermediate level, ...

2. Taking into account that I am a non-native speaker at the intermediate level, ...

Am i right?

Another quesitions:

1. Is there a rule for participles structure that the sentence subjects must be the same? If so,

2. What is "Absolute Nominative" e.g. in this sentence,"The bell ringing , the students left the class "?

3. Is it considered as a type of p.p structure?

kind Regards.

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You're right about the original 1. & 2., Rashin.

I'm a bit stumped on your second pair of questions.
#1 is a bit too general to answer directly. The participial phrase often modifies the subject of the main verb without actually restating it. Could you give us an example of one that you think might be a problem?

Your example in #2 is correct for the "absolute." It's fairly uncommon, and not part of my bag of tricks. You surely wouldn't use it in conversation.
I would say that it's a type of participial structure, but I'm not really familiar with the terminology.

Regarding some grammar books the subjects in two sentences must be the same ;otherwise, this couldn't be p.p structure.while, in some other this point of view is denied due to 'Absolute'.I wonder if the second view is correct,how i can recognize the p.p structure from others.I mean it was the best clue to recognize.After all i got confused and i feel dumb.plz save me from this pitfall.You are trustfull source for me.

Here is the problem:

When using this machine, it must be remembered that.....

Waiting for a bus, a brick fell on my head.

Regarding some grammar books these are wrong.cuz the subjects are different.

Using u=1 , the image is segmented into

two regions, while u=1 gives 6 different phases. Notice the

region inside the nebula is smooth, while the small disconnected

stars are not smoothed into the background but became a part of

the nebula phase. This is due to the way the phase length and

area are computed as mentioned in Section II-C, Remark 4. Noticed

the bright starts within the nebula is included in the phase

without being identified separately, showing this model have denoising

effect while keeping details of the boundary.

What's your idea?Is the last blue part is p.p structure?

Thanks for your kindness


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rashinHere is the problem:
When using this machine, it must be remembered that..
Waiting for a bus, a brick fell on my head.

Regarding some grammar books these are wrong.cuz the subjects are different.
I agree with these books, Rashin. Sorry I can't help you more, but I'm not familiar with these terms - as I said before.
I would venture to say, however, that it's not exactly that the subjects are different. It's that the first phrase in each "sentence" has no subject at all.

We assume the subject will follow, but it does not. So it sounds like the brick was waiting for the bus.
Waiting for the bus, I was surprised to see a brick fall from a building, narrowly missing me.

P.S. If you keep using "cuz," you're gonna get yelled at. Emotion: nodding

Regards, - A.

I hope i don't get yelled at.Emotion: embarrassed I have a problem with your sentence:

waiting for the bus,I was surprised to see a brick fall from(falling from?) a building ,narrowly missing me.

In all honesty,whenever i post a quesition to you or read other's post replied by you, i will learn new vocabularies , idioms or something plus the quesition.(i am at the loss of word here).So i don"t want to lose this.

a. Why "missing"?

b. Can "fallingfrom " be right here? please elaborate a & b.

c. Waiting for the bus,I was fallen on my head by a brick. Right?

By the time,when can i use "cuz"?

kind regards