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British Columbia is a Canadian province with beautiful cities. Such as Vancouver and Victoria. In Vancouver, visitors can walk around Stanley Park, go to several wonderful museums, or shop in big malls. On a sunny day, the views around Vancouver are beautiful. Because you can see the mountains. Many tourists come to visit British Columbia from all over the world. If you ever have the chance to go to Western Canada. You should try to visit British Columbia. At first, life was difficult for me in the U.S., I didn't understand English. I could speak only a few words of English, so it was very hard to communicate. Luckily, I had some friends who spoke English they could help me a lot. When I needed to fill out applications or go to the doctor, my friends translated for me. Now I can do everything by myself because I speak and understand English quite well, and I am getting along fine. The new city library near my house built in 1990. Every day I am going to the library to study in a quiet place. Yesterday, I studied in the library for 3 hours. Residents are allow to check out books, CDs, and tapes from the library. I had my own library card since last August. Students usually have homeworks every day.I always have to read book and write summary. I sometimes learn useful information in my reading assignments. This week we are reading stories from several country. I'm learning about tradition and customs in Chile. Both the tapes and the book for our listening class is available in the college bookstore. One of my favorite hobbies are looking at books in a big bookstore. The people who work in the bookstore are very helpful. Every student need to know how to get to the bookstore. The bookstore opens at 8:00am and closes at 8:00pm on weekdays.

My corrections:
-cities such as? (delete the period?)
-beautiful because (delete the period?)
-Canada, you (comma, not a period?)
-U.S. - I didn't...?
-English so (delete the comma?)
-who spoke English they could help me a lot (and they could?)
-needed (need?)
-translated (translate?)
-well and (delete comma?)
-was built?
-go?
-should it be spelled out - three?
-allowed?
-have had... since last...? or Had....last August?
-books? summaries?
-Is 'sometimes' on the right position in the sentence?
-week we (week, we?)
-are?
-one of... is/are?
-needs

Is there any other wrong tense usage? Any wrong punctuation, punctuations which should be changed/deleted, pluralization, preposition, grammatical errors I missed to correct?
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Your corrections:
-cities such as? (delete the period?) - Yes
-beautiful because (delete the period?) - Yes
-Canada, you (comma, not a period?) - Yes
-U.S. - I didn't...? - because/since/as I didn't understand.
-English so (delete the comma?) - Yes
-who spoke English they could help me a lot (and they could?) - and they helped me a lot
-needed (need?) - needed
-translated (translate?) - translated
-well and (delete comma?) - Yes
-was built? - Yes
-go? - Yes
-should it be spelled out - three? - it can be
-allowed? - Yes
-have had... since last...? or Had..last August? have had ..... since last
-books? summaries? - Yes
-Is 'sometimes' on the right position in the sentence? - Yes
-week we (week, we?) - week,we
-are? - Yes
-one of... is/are? - is
-needs - Yes

British Columbia is a Canadian province with beautiful cities. Such as Vancouver and Victoria. In Vancouver, visitors can walk around Stanley Park, go to several wonderful museums, or shop in big malls. On a sunny day, the views around Vancouver are beautiful. Because you can see the mountains. Many tourists come to visit British Columbia from all over the world. If you ever have the chance to go to Western Canada. You should try to visit British Columbia. At first, life was difficult for me in the U.S., I didn't understand English. I could only speak only a few words of English, so it was very hard to communicate. Luckily, I had some friends who spoke English they could help me a lot. When I needed to fill out applications or go to the doctor, my friends translated for me. Now I can do everything by myself because I speak and understand English quite well, and I am getting along fine. The new city library near my house built in 1990. Every day I am going to the library to study in a quiet place. Yesterday, I studied in the library for 3 hours. Residents are allow to check out books, CDs, and tapes from the library. I had my own library card since last August. Students usually have homeworks every day.I always have to read book and write summary. I sometimes learn useful information from in my reading assignments. This week we are reading stories from several countries. I'm learning about tradition and customs in Chile. Both the tapes and the book for our listening class is available in the college bookstore. One of my favorite hobbies are looking at books in a big bookstore. The people who work in the bookstore are very helpful. Every student need to know how to get to the bookstore. The bookstore opens at 8:00am and closes at 8:00pm on weekdays.
Hi. Your previous post handled a lot of questions very well. I wanted to clarify this sentence: "At first, life was difficult for me in the United States, because I didn't understand English."
Carole in Umatilla
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Thanks for the quickest response..... You have no idea how happy I am!!

-Only speak? not only a few words? why? (The way I understand it, "Only speak "= just speaking, not writing, reading, etc. "Only a few words" = just a few, not so much words.)
-From my reading assignments? Logically, I know it's right. Learning info comes from reading assignments. But why can't we use 'in'? Or should we never use IN in this context and in other contextx similar?
-So, homework will never have s in plural form?
-Oh, yeah! I overlooked several country. hehe countries.
Hahahahaha! Very well??? I'm flattered...
I grew up in the states and had been there from one-year old til eight then I moved to Philippines and I'm now twenty. Been here for 12 years so I feel like my grammar sucks. I have been self-studying to maintain my accent and grammar. hehe Trying so hard to maintain everything given a completely different world and culture. hehe So.... thank you.....

Hey, thank you for the clarification. Couldn't we use "Life was difficult...... (hypen) because I didn't....."?
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-Only speak? not only a few words? why? (The way I understand it, "Only speak "= just speaking, not writing, reading, etc. "Only a few words" = just a few, not so much words.) - Presumably, you could only speak a few words because you only knew a few words.

-From my reading assignments? Logically, I know it's right. Learning info comes from reading assignments. But why can't we use 'in'? Or should we never use IN in this context and in other contextx similar? - Apart from referring to a location I can't think of a context where I would use in. I learned it from a book. I learned it (while I was) in France. I read it in a book.

-So, homework will never have s in plural form? - I have a lot/lots of howmwork to do. Do you have much homework tonight?
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What about "leaning about tradition and custom in Chile"? traditions and customs?
Presumably, you could only speak a few words because you only knew a few words - Ooohh.. I see. Thank you.

Apart from referring to a location I can't think of a context where I would use in. I learned it from a book. I learned it (while I was) in France. I read it in a book. - So "I read it in/from a book." is fine, right?

I have a lot/lots of howmwork to do. Do you have much homework tonight? - Got it. Great! You're a savior in this forum.