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Hello!

That is a great forum!

I am preparing myself for an application (one has to speak German, Spanish and English) My Spanish is very good..because it is my mother tongue, my German is good because I have been living here for almost 10 years now... and unfortunately my English is not good.. Could I ask you if I have some questions about English grammar, couldn`t I?

Here you have some of my links..they help me a lot with my work..

http://www.linguatec.de/onlineservices/pt You can search for the translation and listen to the pronunciation. I love it!

http://www.linguatec.de/onlineservices/voice_reader

http://www.leo.org/index_en.html

Was my English right? you can correct my mistakes if you like..

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Hmm, you don't have a question right? You are just asking if you can ask? You sure can! Everybody asks questions here. And you can also try the search function to look for old threads (top-right corner). There are already a lot of threads on some topics like present perfect, subjunctives, etc.

And welcome to EnglishForward! Emotion: smile
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I am preparing myself for an application (one has to speak German, Spanish and English). My Spanish is very good because it is my mother tongue and my German is good because I have been living here for almost 10 years now. Unfortunately my English is not as good.. I could ask you if I have some questions about English grammar, couldn`t I?

(If you want the tag "couldn't I" then your base should be "I could." If you just want a question, then keep it as "Could I" and delete the tag. Try very hard to not use ... as a catch-all punctuation device. I think you're wrong to say that your English is not good - perhaps only not as good.)
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Thank you!

Was my text ok? I mean, did you find some mistakes?
IvonneViovyHello!

That is a great forum!

I am preparing myself for an application (one has to speak German, Spanish and English) My Spanish is very good..because it is my mother tongue, my German is good because I have been living here for almost 10 years now... and unfortunately my English is not good.. Could I ask you if I have some questions about English grammar, couldn`t I?

Here you have some of my links..they help me a lot with my work..

http://www.linguatec.de/onlineservices/pt You can search for the translation and listen to the pronunciation. I love it!

http://www.linguatec.de/onlineservices/voice_reader

http://www.leo.org/index_en.html

Was my English right? you can correct my mistakes if you like..


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IvonneViovyThank you!

Was my text ok? I mean, did you find some mistakes?
Hi Ivonne,
I am a non-native speaker of English, but if you want my opinon anyway... The only thing that sounded odd to me was this:

Could I ask you if I have some questions about English grammar, couldn`t I?

I know question tags are used in affirmative sentences, so you should take away that part in red. Otherwise you could say "I can ask you some questions, can't I?", but that wouldn't sound the same at all. Emotion: smile

PS: Barbara was already answering. I hadn't seen her post. Emotion: smile

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Grammar GeekTry very hard to not use ... as a catch-all punctuation device.
I use that all the time... in this forum. It's just that I want to write like I talk, in an informal way. But you are right it should be avoided in "serious" and "formal" writing.