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melodyXXnur wrote:

Cause I'm like... Don't even understand what's this thread saying.



hehe.
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Sagenaruto68 wrote:

How good are you at English? Like do you know proper definition or grammar or words.

I'm not very good at definition or grammar, bit difficult for me to remember mostly, not sure why


English is a bullsh*t language, it follows no rules yet it has rules.
Even better, the words, it uses so many words that you can't spell just by sounding them out like "patient", why the f*ck is the T suddenly an SH? I thought T was Tee or Tuh! So what about Marine Core? Oh wait, Marine Corps? Like Corpse? Oh wait, Corps is sounded out as CORE! SO PS IS NOW A SILENT E, IS THAT WHAT WE WRITE IN LETTERS? BLAH BLAH BLAH ALSO "E" (NOT PS) BUT EEEEE, EEEEE MY DARLING! EEEEE!
uhg, English... but not only that someone else has something to say about this!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBUzngDUOnk


That was a good vid, but the best ones. I feel; for this topic were done by Gallagher.

The fun is that english is a bastard language with words from all cultures, dialects and languages. Especially American English.

As for pronunciation, I had a British friend years ago. She would often make me giggle and laugh because of the way she would pronounce words. She was taught to pronounce all the letters in the word. Like vegetable, I would say it with out using the 2nd e. She would say it using the 2nd e.

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I'm good at it
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Want to test how good your English vocabulary and pronunciation are? Try reading THIS

I use this on my students ALL THE TIME. Enjoy!
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My English could be a lot better especially when it comes to writing stories.
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It's one of my better skills.

In school, they used to have us take an annual statewide reading test; each year I would score in the 99th percentile of that.
Of the 800 points available in the verbal section of the SAT, I scored 730, which I think would have placed me around the 98th percentile. Not perfect, but that was without studying for the SAT.

With that in mind, I suppose I'd be considered to be quite good at English so far as metrics are concerned.

Other than that, I've always been a quick reader and used to read a lot. When I actually did my homework, my writing was received well regardless of the subject. I've found that errors in writing jump out at me without really looking for them, which was useful when I worked in QA.

Having said that, I don't read books so much these days and I think that combined with reading so much of the poorer quality writing common on the Internet may be degrading my skills a bit. Also, I could probably use a refresher on the finer points of English grammar; I haven't studied grammar in ages.
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Passable. Did well in school in both literature and language (English is separated into two qualifications here) but I speak Ulster English so I pronounce words in a very odd way; this dialect has strong Irish and Scottish Gaelic influences in terms of pronunciation and grammar. It's generally quite hard to not type the way I speak.

We say yous for example...
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About as good as anyone with their 1st language being English.
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I guess you can say English was my first language, and having a writer parent makes you have to live up to grammatical standards. My family speaks several different languages seamlessly to the point where I can't tell what language I'm listening to, I just understand it. It all seems like English to me.

There are some exceptions. Sometimes people do or say things that'll make me forget how to English.
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Enough to use it as a tool to graduate college.
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Not the best but not really bad either. I have a lot of trouble with commas, colons, and semicolons though. I can not remember all the rules for them no matter how hard I try.
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I'm a verbal linguistic mess but as a result I make up for it with my FLAIR! I'm pretty good when I'm reading something out loud, I'm also semi above average with essays.
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I'm so good at being a.....cunning linguist.
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I'm somewhat all right at it, I suppose. At school it was one of my stronger subjects so that motivated me to put more effort into it.
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Rinrinrinn this is one my mother used to use when she was teaching English. It was used to remind people to check their facts. http://www.cs.cornell.edu/info/people/fcc/humor/history.html Best when read aloud...if you can make it through without laughing so hard you cry.
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