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    you can learn English its not so difficult. you can buy some CD of verbal grammar from market or u can download also some stuff from internet. it will help you.

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    you can learn English its not so difficult. you can buy some CD of verbal grammar from market or u can download also some stuff from internet. it will help you.
    I would demand a refund if I were you.

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    While jimmy11's post isn't a shining example of grammatical perfection, he does raise an interesting idea. Try listening to books-on-tape/audiobooks. Listening to a book read aloud may help you acquire a good ear for the language. If you get the unabridged audiobook (which means nothing from the book has been cut out or changed), you could also get the book itself and follow along.

    I would recommend stories by Louis L'Amour. Most are American Westerns, but they're dynamic, often have different voice actors, and include music and sound effects, so it wouldn't be dry or boring. I usually listen to these stories on long car trips.
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    That's a great idea. I know watching and listening to Japanese stuff has really helped me start picking up on some of the lesser things (such as phrases which means something other than their literal translation).

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    Quote Originally Posted by samanime View Post
    That's a great idea. I know watching and listening to Japanese stuff has really helped me start picking up on some of the lesser things (such as phrases which means something other than their literal translation).
    I agree with you... after watching I don't know how many anime series I can say "idiot" in Japanese with a perfect accent

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    Quote Originally Posted by masm50 View Post
    I never knew we had so many tenses. Phew.
    Same here! - Conditional Progressive, Future Progressive?! They even sound intimidating!

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    Quote Originally Posted by molona View Post
    I agree with you... after watching I don't know how many anime series I can say "idiot" in Japanese with a perfect accent
    Baka!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Immerse View Post
    Baka!


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    Of course not! Sumimasen!

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    Pete Seeger once wrote:
    English is the most widely spoken language in the history of the planet.
    One out of every seven human beings can speak or read it.
    Half the world's books, 3/4 of the international mail are in English.
    It has the largest vocabulary, perhaps two million words,
    And a noble body of literature. But face it:
    English is cuh-ray-zee!

    Just a few examples: There's no egg in eggplant, no pine or apple in pineapple.
    Quicksand works slowly; boxing rings are square.
    A writer writes, but do fingers fing?
    Hammers don't ham, grocers don't groce. Haberdashers don't haberdash.
    English is cuh-ray-zee!

    If the plural of tooth is teeth, shouldn't the plural of booth be beeth?
    It's one goose, two geese. Why not one moose, two meese?
    If it's one index, two indices; why not one Kleenex,two Kleenices?
    English is cuh-ray-zee!

    You can comb through the annals of history, but not just one annal.
    You can make amends, but not just one amend.
    If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one, is it an odd or an end?
    If the teacher taught, why isn't it true that a preacher praught?
    If you wrote a letter, did you also bote your tongue?
    And if a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?
    English is cuh-ray-zee!

    Why is it that night falls but never breaks and day breaks but never falls?
    In what other language do people drive on the parkway and park on the driveway?
    Ship by truck but send cargo by ship? Recite at a play but play at a recital?
    Have noses that run and feet that smell?
    English is cuh-ray-zee!

    How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same
    When a wise man and a wise guy are very different?
    To overlook something and to oversee something are very different,
    But quite a lot and quite a few are the same.
    How can the weather be hot as hell one day and cold as hell the next?
    English is cuh-ray-zee!

    You have to marvel at the lunacy of a language in which your house can burn down
    While it is burning up. You fill out a form by filling it in.
    In which your alarm clock goes off by going on.
    If pro is the opposite of con, what is the opposite of progress?

    Well, English was invented by people, not computers
    And reflects the creativity of the human race.
    So that's why when the stars are out, they're visible,
    But when the lights are out, they're invisible.
    When I wind up my watch I start it, but when I wind up this rap,
    I end it. English is cuh-ray-zee!


    And another shorter quote regarding the language:

    English is a language cooperatively invented by the Saxons, Jutes, and Picts with words brought in or borrowed from the Romans, Normans, Welsh, Irish, Celts, French, Spanish and many others, all of whom only have one thing in common -- severe drinking problems.

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    If you want to get a list of the tenses and to be so good at English, you can brows following sites.

    learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/
    www.englishteststore.net/
    www.englisch-hilfen.de/en/
    http://www.myenglishpages.com/site_p...es/grammar.php

    Thanks

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    As this discussion is well over a year old, I don't think there's any merit in resurrecting it.

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