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An Iraqi in his late forties early fifties walked into a street cafe early Sunday before an explosion went off. Al Qaeda has not claimed responsibility for the attack but is expected to do so in the next couple of hours. This is the second bombing in this week alone, killing 6 local people and 1 foreigner. The local media reported police has launched an investigation into the attack and has taken away the family of the suicide bomber for interrogation. Neighbors and friends, when interviewed, couldn't believe he would carried out an attack. He was known as a friendly neighbor and had a good sense of humor.

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An Iraqi, in his late forties, (or) early fifties, walked into a street cafe early Sunday before an explosion went off. Al Qaeda has not (yet) claimed responsibility for the attack but is expected to do so in the next couple of hours. This is the second bombing this week (alone), killing 6 local people and 1 foreigner. The local media reported that the police have launched an investigation into the attack and (that they) have taken the family of the suicide bomber away for interrogation.
Neighbours and friends said, when interviewed, (that) they couldn't believe he would have carried out such an attack. He was known as a friendly neighbour and had a good sense of humour.
Thanks, Optilang. I agree with all your changes.
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You're welcome. I hope you could spot all the changes. I haven't got the hang of highlighting them so they are clear - I'm not very good with this computer lark. But hopefully I will get better!
Don't bother. Save your time and leave the easy job for us or we'll get lazy and that's not good when one's learning Emotion: smile

Thanks, again. How your teeth by the way?
New2grammarHow your teeth by the way?
Going from bad to worse. The dentist decided he couldn't remove the tooth and has referred me to a dental surgeon! I don't know what the difference is as I couldn't understand everything the dentist was saying. It's sometimes difficult living in a country when you can't speak/understand the language.
Still, at least no pain at the moment. Thanks for asking!
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One my professor told me about his experience with his doctor. The doctor was saying something about his toe condition but he had no idea which part of his body the doctor was saying. Finally, he figured out that the doctor used a medical term when referring to toes. And he and the doctor spoke the same language! So I can imagine how difficult communicating in a second language. Surgeon... it sends a chill down my spine when I hear it. Sorry for making it sound scarier. Things are not always a bad as you think.
One of my professors told me about his experience with his doctor. The doctor was saying something about his toe condition, but he had no idea which part of the body the doctor was referring to. Finally, he figured out that the doctor (had) used a medical term (related to toes - not sure if this was the case?). And he and the doctor spoke the same language!
So I can imagine how difficult it is communicating/to communicate in a second language.
Surgeon - it sends a chill/shudder down my spine whenever I hear it.
Sorry for making it sound (even) scarier/more scary.
Things are not always as bad as you think.
I know it doesn't follow the thread - but we got some nice work out of it!
Thank you, Optilang for the corrections.

(related to toes - not sure if this was the case?). Could you help me understand what's wrong?

Also, what's the meaning of "but we got some nice work out of it! "?
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