I hope I haven't mistaken the genre - can I say Free composition when you have no strict rules and just write a text where you define the structure? The title is also my idea Emotion: wink

Please, correct ANY and EVERY mistake you notice, no matter what it s - grammatical, structural, an error in word choice, or propose a way to tell something in a better way. I accept all kinds of criticism; there isn't a purpose for not doing so - I'm not a native speaker; I could even say that even in my own language I make mistakes sometimes. I'd be sorry for everyone trying to learn it! Emotion: smile Anyway, here's my 'essay', 'article' or I don't quite know what.

Writing gives you pleasure

When you are alone, when you have nothing to do (or you have, but you're quite reluctant to do it) it'll do you good if you just sit and write something – no matter what, everything that pops in your mind: put it down!

I, particularly, love writing. [*Is this right? Microsoft Word tells me that this is a fragment or something…*] But I prefer writing on an interesting subject, not Literature, especially if the author and the work aren’t to my liking! Maybe you have to understand what you are writing about; that’s why I think Literature isn’t interesting to me – at least those authors whom we study at school.

So, the reason I am writing now, on , is that I’m very tired and kind of disgusted with life. I’m sick of all those problems on Stereometry [*is this correct, or should I say Solid Geometry?*] waiting to be solved. Besides, an exam awaits me. But, though, I’ll sit an English exam, too. So I thought it would be useful to write something down – anything. What to write – that’s a difficult question! Sometimes it’s harder to write on an abstract subject (as mine is, just writing stuff) than a concrete one. But one ought not try and do only the easy things: life isn’t easy, is it? And it’s even more difficult trying to imagine what it would have been if something hadn’t happened; what it would be if something else happens. One has to prevent mistakes, so that one’s future is bright. And it’s even better to keep out of new mistakes, rather than try to correct old ones.

If you’re trying to guess whether my situation is the same, you’ve guessed right. I sometimes regret past actions and events and feel miserable. But now I think that it wasn’t worth the time spent thinking about the past – life goes on and we have to do so, so that in the future we won’t regret our actions now. And, guess what, all these thoughts were born by my writing. If I hadn’t started writing now, I wouldn’t have reflected upon such an important issue. And I hope that in the future I will read this essay (or whatever kind of composition is) and I will tell myself: ‘On that particular day I didn’t just mark time; on the contrary – I expressed my thoughts in writing!’ Yes, why stay aimlessly at the computer just browsing forums or, what is worse, CHATTING! If I may branch out a bit, I used to spend time at the computer just chatting and doing nothing else, and that was for years – nearly seven! As I promised myself not to regret the past, I’ll stop now and go on writing about the major subject, which is – writing!

For me, writing is a type of conversation with yourself or a kind of way to ‘talk’ to a vast group of people. In this situation, I write this essay, so that I can relax and, also, to share my ideas with other people. It’s true that I like what I’m writing about – and that’s why I feel relaxed. I write about everything that occurs to my mind; I don’t restrict my brain to some particular thought. I think that this ‘exercise’ can be done by anyone: you let your mind flow, you write about something you like, maybe someone you like, or, maybe, dislike and want to express your anger in writing rather than in actions.

Leave for a moment all the gizmos and gadgets! Spend some time doing something, that has been done years before we were born and what, I hope, will continue to be done until the end of Time – writing. And don’t let that be like a punishment, because your TV’s broken, you don’t have headphones for your MP3 player or your PC doesn’t work. Let your eyes and ears rest from the radiation of the PC- and hi-fi equipment: it’s time to set your brain working, especially if you can’t sleep – a computer won’t help you get more tired, it’ll only tire your eyes, not your brain – I wonder if my brain has worked when I was chatting all day long!

I’m rather sorry for being born in an age when high technology is all the rage – people forget each other; they prefer writing emails rather than go out. I hope that next generation won’t be like that, but as if I picture everything in my mind. Three kids meet accidentally at school:

- Let’s go out – says one of them.

- Sure. Let’s play near the block.

- I’m there. Bye, folks!

-

One wouldn’t be surprised if one hears it years ago. But the other thing I imagine is three kids, again, meeting by accident:

- Let’s go out – says one of them.

- Nah, I can’t. I’ll play Counter Strike. Or maybe I’ll be in Skype. Don’t know quite, but I’ll stay at the computer for sure!

- What about you? Do YOU want to go out?

- Huh? What did you say? – asks the third kid, listening to his MP3 player. – Ah, never mind, I’m in a hurry. I have a meeting at the chatroom. See you there. We might have a chat.

It’s so nasty. Everybody plays with his/her GSM, listens to music and doesn’t pay attention to the others. That’s because many of us, our generation, are spoilt. I, too, think that I’m spoilt in some ways. But I don’t see what I can do about it, except to live my life and go on. Those, who are gadget-maniacs, will also lead there lives the way they want. But what would they say when I suggest them to write something, to solve a problem... they would say: ‘Are you crazy? Why write, I can type!’ or maybe, they would write something with so many mistakes in their own language that one would hardly recognize in what language they are writing.

There is much more to write about on this issue – I’m not so descriptive; besides, I used the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique – only I can understand the connection between the ideas issued in this composition. Well, if you understand fully what I think, then lucky you! It’s time for me to finish – and I am very proud that I didn’t lose my time at the computer or at the TV, but I wrote, I made something, which is mine, my own work. You can be very proud, too! Try writing yourself, it won’t twist your arm!
Well, I really don't believe that I don't have mistakes or, if I really don't, the composition is worth a comment, isn't it? Emotion: wink I hope that it isn't too long for you to read it all. If I were you, I wouldn't. But I'm sure you aren't as lazy as I am.

I would be thankful if I hear what you think of my article.
ElectroI hope I haven't mistaken the genre - can I say Free composition when you have no strict rules and just write a text where you define the structure? The title is also my idea Emotion: wink

Please, correct ANY and EVERY mistake you notice, no matter what it s - grammatical, structural, an error in word choice, or propose a way to tell something in a better way. I accept all kinds of criticism; there isn't a purpose for not doing so - I'm not a native speaker; I could even say that even in my own language I make mistakes sometimes. I'd be sorry for everyone trying to learn it! Emotion: smile Anyway, here's my 'essay', 'article' or I don't quite know what.

Writing gives you pleasure

When you are alone, when you have nothing to do (or you have, but you're quite reluctant to do it), it'll do you good if you just sit and write something – no matter what, anything that pops in your mind: put it down!

I, particularly, love writing. [*Is this right? Microsoft Word tells me that this is a fragment or something…*it's fine] But I prefer writing on an interesting subject, not Literature, especially if the author and the work aren’t to my liking! Maybe you have to understand what you are writing about; that’s why I think Literature isn’t interesting to me – at least those authors whom we study at school.

So, the reason I am writing now, on , is that I’m very tired and kind of disgusted with life. I’m sick of all those problems of Stereometry [*is this correct, or should I say Solid Geometry?*both are fine] waiting to be solved. Besides, an exam awaits me. But, thoughthen, I’ll sit be sitting an English exam, too. So I thought it would be useful to write something down – anything. What to write – that’s a difficult question! Sometimes it’s harder to write on an abstract subject (as mine is, just writing stuff) than a concrete one. But one ought not try and do only the easy things: life isn’t easy, is it? And it’s even more difficult trying to imagine what it would have been if something hadn’t happened; what it would be if something else happened. One has to prevent mistakes, so that one’s future is bright. And it’s even better to keep out of avoid new mistakes, rather than try to correct old ones.

If you’re trying to guess whether my situation is the same [as what?], you’ve guessed right. I sometimes regret past actions and events and feel miserable. But now I think that it wasn’t worth the time spent thinking about the past – life goes on and we have to do so too, so that in the future we won’t regret our actions now. And, guess what, all these thoughts were born [? borne = carried by] by my writing. If I hadn’t started writing now, I wouldn’t have reflected be reflecting upon such an important issue. And I hope that in the future I will read this essay (or whatever kind of composition is) and I will tell myself: ‘On that particular day I didn’t just mark time; on the contrary – I expressed my thoughts in writing!’ Yes, why stay aimlessly at the computer just browsing forums or, what is worse, CHATTING! If I may branch out a bit, I used to spend time at the computer just chatting and doing nothing else, and that was for years – nearly seven! As I promised myself not to regret the past, I’ll stop now and go on writing about the major subject, which is – writing!

For me, writing is a type of conversation with yourself or a kind of way to ‘talk’ to a vast group of people. In this situation, I write this essay, so that I can relax and also to share my ideas with other people. It’s true that I like what I’m writing about – and that’s why I feel relaxed. I write about everything that occurs to my mind; I don’t restrict my brain to some particular thought. I think that this ‘exercise’ can be done by anyone: you let your mind flow, you write about something you like, maybe someone you like, or, maybe, perhaps dislike, and or you want to express your anger in writing rather than in actions.

Leave for a moment all the gizmos and gadgets! Spend some time doing something that has been done years before we were born and what, I hope, will continue to be done until the end of Time – writing. And don’t let that be like a punishment, because your TV is broken, you don’t have headphones for your MP3 player or your PC doesn’t work. Let your eyes and ears rest from the radiation of the PC and hi-fi equipment: it’s time to set your brain working, especially if you can’t sleep – a computer won’t help you get more tiredbecome sleepy, it’ll only tire your eyes, not your brain – I wonder if my brain has worked when I was chatting all day long!

I’m rather sorry for being born in an age when high technology is all the rage – people forget each other; they prefer writing emails rather than going out. I hope that next generation won’t be like that. But as if I picture everything in my mind.I have a picture in my mind: three kids meet accidentally at school:

- Let’s go out – says one of them.

- Sure. Let’s play near the block.

- I’m there. Bye, folks!

One wouldn’t be surprised if one heard it years ago. But the other thing I imagine is then I imagine three kids, againin the future, meeting by accident:

- Let’s go out – says one of them.

- Nah, I can’t. I’ll play Counter Strike. Or maybe I’ll be on Skype. Don’t know quite, but I’ll stay at the computer for sure!

- What about you? Do YOU want to go out?

- Huh? What did you say? – asks the third kid, listening to his MP3 player.

– Ah, never mind, I’m in a hurry. I have a meeting in the chatroom. See you there. We might have a chat.

It’s so nasty. Everybody plays with his/her GSM, listens to music and doesn’t pay attention to the others. That’s because many of us, our generation, are spoilt. I, too, think that I’m spoilt in some ways. But I don’t see what I can do about it, except to live my life and go on. Those, who are gadget-maniacs, will also lead their lives the way they want. But what would they say when I suggest them to they write something to solve a problem... they would say: ‘Are you crazy? Why write, I can type!’ or maybe, they would write something with so many mistakes in their own language that one would hardly recognize in what language they are writing.

There is much more to write about on this issue – I’m not so descriptive; besides, I used the ‘stream of consciousness’ technique – only I can understand the connection between the ideas issued in this composition. Well, if you understand fully what I think, then lucky you! It’s time for me to finish – and I am very proud that I didn’t lose my time at the computer or at the TV, but I wrote, I made something which is mine, my own work. You can be very proud, too! Try writing yourself, it won’t twist your arm!

I like your enthusiasm

Keep on writing!
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Electro But, thoughthen, I’ll sit be sitting an English exam, too. -I meant that besides the Maths exam, I'll be sitting an English one. Would my sentence then be correct? Emotion: smile

And, guess what, all these thoughts were born [? borne = carried by]

No, born in the sense 'a child was born', but here I used it metaphorically - 'thoughts were born' - is it natural in English?

And don’t let that be like a punishment, because your TV is broken... - why couldn't I say it with 's ? My television set's broken...

But what would they say when I suggest them to they write something to solve a problem...

How could I say that I want to suggest them. Or 'suggest' is an intransitive verb?
And I meant that either should they write something, or solve a mathematical problem Emotion: wink I often make equivoques in my essays...


But, thoughthen, I’ll sit be sitting an English exam, too. - I meant that besides the Maths exam, I'll be sitting an English one. Would my sentence then be correct?

If you mean as you originally wrote it , no, it would still be grammatically wrong.

But what would they say when I suggest them to they write something to solve a problem...

How could I say that I want to suggest them. Or 'suggest' is an intransitive verb? And I meant that either should they write something, or solve a mathematical problem
But what would they say if I suggest to them that [either] they write something, or [that they] solve a mathematical problem?
Hi everybody, this is my first appear in this website. Actually I interested in learning English, so I started to develop my writing. I wrote a recipe and I need you to correct my mistakes.

Recipe to make a delicious a spicy oven fish with vegetables

1- Bring a good fish and cut it to slides.

2- Mix it with some pepper and salt.

3- Mix together some yogurt with some chili until they became soft liquid sauce.

4- Chop some vegetables together depends on your taste such as a capsicum, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and lemon.

5- Add some oil in a pot.

6- Put the fish at the bottom, and then add the vegetables above the fish.

7- Pour the yogurt sauce into the vegetables to come through the fish.

8- Cover the pot well with a tin.

9- Put the pot in the oven for 45 minutes.

10- As soon as the pot inside the oven, put some tamarind into a small pot with hot water until it becomes liquid sauce.

11- Chop some garlic and mix them with some pepper, salt and citric acid then put them in the fridge to become cold.

12- After the fish ready put it in a dish and chop some parsley in front.

13- Now you can have the delicious spicy oven fish with vegetables.
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FOJHi everybody, this is my first appear in this website. Actually I interested in learning English, so I started to develop my writing. I wrote a recipe and I need you to correct my mistakes.

Recipe to make a delicious spicy oven-baked fish dish with vegetables

1- Bring a good fish and cut it to slides. What kind of fish? You must be more specific about the type. How much fish? It is important to know. Does it need skinning and/or scaling?

2- Mix it with some pepper and salt. "Season it with salt and pepper"

3- Mix together some yogurt with some chili until they became soft liquid sauce until combined. How much yoghourt? How much chilli? Is the chilli powdered or chopped? Doesit need to be de-seeded ?

4- Chop some vegetables together. The choice of vegetable depends on your taste but can include peppers [red?green?] such as a capsicum, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and lemon Not a vegetable..

5- Add some oil in a pot. "Pour some oil into a pan" How much oil? Does it need to be heated before the fish is added?

6- Put the fish at the bottom in the pan, and then add the vegetables above the fish.

7- Pour the yogurt sauce into over the vegetables to come through and the fish.

8- Cover the pot well with a tin.Cover the pan


9- Put the pan in the oven for 45 minutes. What temperature is the oven at?

10- As soon as the pan is in the oven, put some tamarind into a small pan with hot water; simmer it until it has cooked enough to be liquified. Is the tamarind chopped, sliced or whole? How much? When do you use this? it is not specified if it is poured over the finished fish or served separately.

11- Chop some garlic and mix them it with some pepper, salt and citric acid lemon/lime juice, then put it in the fridge to become cold. When is this used? Is it put over the fish or served separately?

12- After the fish ready is cooked, turn it onto a dish and chop some parsley in front.and sprinkle with chopped parsley.


13- Serve at once and enjoy a spicy oven-baked fish dish with vegetables.

Writing recipes is a skilled business. It is absolutely vital that you say precisely what type of ingredients are needed, the quantities, the temperatures at which the dish is cooked, the length of time it is cooked for.
Thanks a lot Feebs11, honestely with people like you the beginners in English like me will certainly have the courage to study hard. Thanks againEmotion: big smile

However, I will try to write the recipe again.Emotion: embarrassed

Recipe to make a delicious tamarind oven-baked fish dish with vegetables

1- Bring a white skinny fish weight 1500 kg, and then cut it to slides.

2- Season it with salt and pepper. (Quantities depends on your taste)

3-put 200 kg of tamarind into hot water in a small pan and simmer it then as soon as it becomes liquefied add some salt and lime juice and mix it together.

4-chop one piece of capsicum , two pieces of tomatoes ,two pieces of onion ,one piece of potato and one piece of carrot to equal slides.

5-pour 50 kg of olive oil into a pan without heating then adds the fish into the pan and then adds also the vegetables.

6-Pour the liquefied tamarind over the fish and the vegetables.

7-put the pan covered into the oven at 180 degree temperature for 40 minutes.

8-after the fish is cooked, turn it onto a dish and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

9- Serve it with rich or some bread if you like.

Writing is the art of capturing thoughts and placing them where anyone who can read can see them.

At its best, writing lets us examine our own thoughts. If we're honest enough with ourselves, we can even try to change how we think and what we think after reading our thoughts - because none of us are perfect.

Historians and journalists write down accounts of what other people did. If they're honest, what they write is close to what those people actually did. Unfortunately for us all, this doesn't always happen.

Matt Taibbi, in the introduction to his online book "Hate, Inc.". https://taibbi.substack.com/p/introduction-the-fairway exposes what modern news media have become - "siloed" areas where we can retreat to have our thoughts endorsed by others and come away satisfied with our own rightness. Fox News is often justly accused of this by people outside its particular silo, but almost every other popular news outlet is also an intellectual silo where readers and audiences can go, not to see or read news, but to have their prejudices affirmed. This is the opposite of what journalism ought to be.

Likewise, popular accounts of history can also be corrupting to the mind.

For example, John F. Kennedy's most forgiving and least competent, but most popular biographer, Doris Kearns Goodwin, seems to have started with her initial opinion of that President and striven to assemble statements, some of them which we can't call "facts" because she cites no clear evidence they are true, and some of which are facts she read about in other people's books and placed in her own without telling us who brought them to her attention.

Goodwin creates an idyllic picture of a very fallible and not entirely pleasant man who was gifted with good looks, family wealth, and many admirers, to the extent his admirers put him in charge of the world's most powerful country. During the Kennedy administration, the world came as close to global thermonuclear war than it has ever been. No one, not even Donald Trump, has brought the human race that close to mass extinction.

But Doris Kearns Goodwin appears on television to tell us how nice American history would have been had Kennedy lived out his term and the one she assures us he would have been re-elected to. Her view of history and what history might have been had JFK not died tragically in November 1963, the "Camelot Uninterrupted" one, is such a narcotic meme that the National Lampoon once devoted an entire issue to making fun ot it.

If you had never heard of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Doris Kearns Goodwin's accounts of his life leave you more ignorant about who he really was and what he really did than you were before you read them.

We all, unfortunately. have at least a little Doris Kearns Goodwin in us. And, unfortunately, the better we write, the more we can mask the fact that the ideas in our writing are just not true. We can write clean, pleasant-to-read things that mislead not only their readers, but those of us who wrote them into believing what is not so.

Writing is a noble profession. But it is also full of the danger that what we write can mislead ourselves and others.

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