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I started watching videos on youtube in English (no subtitles) and started using my phone, pc in english since I was 13. I watched videos over and over again even I don't understand it. I could barely speak at that time, then I can speak one or two sentences at the age of 15. Now I can speak fluently, but sometimes I make grammar and pronunciation mistakes (my tongue started to twist when I pronounce 2-3 words with "s" or "r" sound but that's a rare case). I understand most spoken english. I read everything in english even school study topics. I spent time on weekends mostly watching british TV series, read interested topics on the internet in english. I never go outside and meet new people as they can't speak english. My writing skills isn't up to scratch because I don't spend much time on writing. Is it possible to get native english accent or native english level?

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You need to study the basic principles of English grammar and practice your writing.
You do not write using the grammar of an educated native English speaker.

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What basic grammar do I need to study? I can't believe school makes me being incompetent in English so bad. I read English stuffs during class a lot (sometimes practise writing). Never have an opportunity to improve listening and speaking skills unless I'm home. Some teachers try to make me focus on the lesson which I don't like it, since it is not taught in English. I generally turn to Bitesize, Khan Academy and stuffs on the internet for the lesson.

You can ask us to correct your writing. You can learn from your mistakes.

For example, "stuff" is a non-count noun. The plural form is incorrect. The only time you should add the -s ending is when it is the third-person present tense of the verb.

How's the grammar of an educated native English speaker like? Any giveaways? What about the accent? Is it possible to completely eliminate my native accent? I started learning English at the age of 12.

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What's the grammar of an educated native English speaker like?

It's generally very good in formal situations. In casual conversation we often don't care much as long as we're understood by our listeners.

What about the accent? Is it possible to completely eliminate my native accent?

No — and you don't need to spend much time trying. Many famous, successful and wealthy foreigners on TV and in films speak perfectly understandable English with heavily accented accents—some of them being particularly attractive.


I think having the grammar of an uneducated native English speaker is sufficient for me. What do I need to do to achieve the grammar of an uneducated native speaker?

mosjaI think having the grammar of an uneducated native English speaker is sufficient for me.

That would preclude you from holding jobs requiring a good command of business English and entrance into any university or community college which uses English as their official language.

Is that your life goal?

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I wanna get into an university that uses English as an official language (since I don't like my native language that much) and I have a change of heart after reading this, so how I'm gonna start? (or how am I gonna start?) Grammar is literally hard for me. Any good approach on this?

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