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Hello, Shabnam.

I have been reading this thread and I want to say that I admire you for wanting to improve yourself. Although you are having a few problems with English grammar, so are millions of other people. Many people who speak only English cannot even read or write. You are blessed that somebody took the trouble to teach you to read and write. Thank them, and treasure that gift for the rest of your life.

I have marked a few things in blue, to help you learn. I could have said
"... to help you to learn." That would also be a correct way of saying the same thing. The English language is very flexible. There are many words, and many ways of saying the same thing in English. That is what makes it look difficult.

If all the weavers you ever saw wove complicated patterns using hundreds of colours, you would think weaving was far too difficult to learn. But if you watched someone weaving plain cotton by hand, you might think it would be easy to learn.

English is like that. It has words of many 'colours', but there are really only about two hundred most basic words. They make up a core of common things and 'grammar words'. Add in all of the names of places and people, all the international words like 'internet', 'telephone' and you have many thousands of words to use. That said, there are probably fewer ways of 'weaving' these words together in everyday English than in any other major language.

Complicated: lots of detail or parts. This word originally meant something like the knots in weaving, or the paper-folding as in the Japanese art form origami.
Core: the main, central, important part.

Thread. Just like a coloured thread in a piece of cloth, the conversation on a forum can be followed. Do you know the story of how Theseus killed the minotaur?
He followed a thread. You can read the story here:
http://web.ukonline.co.uk/conker/weird-beasts/minotaur.htm

Do you enjoy reading? Reading well-written articles you find on the internet can be enjoyable, and can help you just absorb grammar, just as you learned the grammar of your regional language when you first learned to speak.
Absorb: soak up, like a cleaning cloth or a sponge.

Keep coming back to do the exercises that these kind people are posting for you.
Well done, and good luck.
First

I want to Thank you very much for took out time and wrote very knowledgeable encouraging post. I really appreciated and it’s really helpful.

Yes u are absolutely right English is really flexible. I often get confusions from different ways of saying the same thing . It's hard to understand all of them sometimes. I also like to watch interviews so I’ve found there’s a lot of different ways of sayings, as u said it’s really flexible and also complicating.

And I enjoyed reading Theseus & minotaur . But I have to read it again bcoz there's a lot of vocabularies I don't know and I have to look them in dictionary .

Oh , Do u have any idea of how to learn vocabulary . Somebody told me that I should have learn 5 words per day from the Dicitonary but I think it's a very hard idea . And I can't learn them all I mean there's millions of words .But I do like this , when found new word then I look up in dictionary but it doesn't long lasting I forgot them in short time . Sometime I feel exhausted to catch those thousands of words.

I hope u can give me a good suggestion

Thanks again

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Hello again, Zara.

Thank you for your very kind words. Just as you say that I have given you encouragement, so I must say that you in turn have encouraged me to continue giving some of my time to help you and others here on this forum.

Strangely enough, I have never taught English before. I study how language works, and I use computers to help me. Computer building is one of my hobbies. Another thing I like to do is search the internet for interesting web sites about language. That is how I found this web site.

I came here just now because I wanted to respond quickly to your kind remarks. I hope to come back again and again. For now, I am going to try to help you in just a few ways. As before, I shall mark some parts in blue. Why blue? Well, I think that most people see red ink as marking something bad. In writing, I don't think of good or bad, but rather clear or not clear.

If you go to this web site, you will find about 850 words listed.
http://ogden.basic-english.org/basiceng.html
If you search around there, you may find many helpful ideas and new words. If there are any words that you don't know, or don't understand, please ask here for help. There are many people here who are very keen to help you, and others like you.

I am now going to change some of what you have just written. You will notice that I have not said that I am going to correct it. It is for you to choose what is correct. I can only advise. There are many kinds of English. There is British English and American English. Then there are Australian, Canadian, New Zealand and South African English. I suppose there is also a Burmese English. In each country there are different choices about what words mean, and there are different ideas about style.

First, I want to thank you very much for taking the time to write a very knowledgeable encouraging post. I really appreciated it and it’s really helpful. [or - " ...for giving your time to write... "]

Yes, you are absolutely right. English is really flexible. I often get confused by the different ways of saying the same thing . It's hard to understand all of them sometimes. I also like to watch interviews, so I’ve found there’s a lot of different ways of saying things. As you said, it’s really flexible and also complicated. [or - "...ways of saying the same thing."]

And I enjoyed reading Theseus & the Minotaur . But I have to read it again because there's a lot of words I don't know and I have to look them up in a dictionary . [vocabularies are lists of words]

Oh , Do you have any idea of how to learn a vocabulary . Somebody told me that I should learn five words per day from the dictionary, but I think it's a very hard idea . And I can't learn them all, I mean there's millions of words . But I do it like this: when I have found a new word, then I look it up in a dictionary but the memory doesn't last long, I forget them in a short time . Sometimes I feel exhausted trying to catch those thousands of words.

[I like the idea, the mental picture, of catching words. It's poetic! I would have just said "...trying to remember all those words."
You see, that is your choice of phrase. You would never find that in a book about grammar.]

I hope you can give me some good suggestions.

Thanks again.
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You are most welcome.

Do you see where I have used italics? The idea is to show where in speech you would stress, or emphasise a word.

I hope to come back and see what else you, and others, have written.
Goodbye for now.
Hi Shabnam,

Your English will progress more quickly if you stop using 'text-speak' abbreviations such as u and ur. This is a forum for learning and practising correct English. It's just a lazy habit - I know you might use them in texts, and if you are on a teenage chatroom or msn or so on, but it's not appropriate to keep using them here.

Thanks.
Oh I'm so sorry , my laziness is being habitul . I'll take care of it . Thanks for your noticeable post .

Sorry again

Shabnam
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Hi Shabnam

You ask "Do u have any idea of how to learn vocabulary. Somebody told me that I should have learn 5 words per day from the Dicitonary but I think it's a very hard idea . And I can't learn them all I mean there's millions of words. But I do like this , when found new word then I look up in dictionary but it doesn't long lasting I forgot them in short time . Sometime I feel exhausted to catch those thousands of words."

I don't agree with learning 5 words per day from the dictionary. It's not practical.

But I do like this, when found new word then I look up in dictionary but it doesn't long lasting I forgot them in short time.

You're not the only one. I'm also like you. But the only way to improve your vocabulary is to refer to a dictionary whenever you come across a word whose meaning you do not know, including those you have come across before. If you refer to a dictionary often, you should be able to improve your vocabulary. In other words, be prepared to look up the meaning/s of a particular word several times if you keep forgetting what it means. This, I believe, is the only way I do to improve one's vocabulary.
Thank you very much for your advice I think it's a great idea !

shabnam
hi zara.. krish here.. like every 1 u also has been thrased by grammer.. it is very hard to learn grammer but not impossible.. on this earth only few people speak good english with good grammer.. if really u want to improve ur enlish.. first try to find out the person who can speak good english with grammer.. do friendship with him /her.. then also try to communicate with him in english.. n tell him/her that if i do any mistake while speaking correct me then n there only... ask for the reason y not this is correct what i spoke.. coz if u come to know the reason then it is very easy to understand n from next time u will not repeate same mistake.. try to meet him more n more... i m giving this suggestion to you coz i did the same thing n in short of spam i have improved a lot.. but still their is lot to go...keep in touch.. bye bye..tc..
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Hello Anonymous,

Using short forms will not help you improve your English. By the way it's grammar, not grammer.
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