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Alan

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2020.07.02 11:47
Just a request to native English speakers. If you are correcting a non native English persons post, please don’t correct words that are written using British English spelling to that of American English or vice versa, this will not help the “learner” as either are completely acceptable and it just depends on which version they have been learning.
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  • Lynn 2020.07.02 11:49

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    👍
  • Vast 2020.07.02 11:50

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    That is right. I want to add that, due to a little glitch, sometimes the puts words in green that were not even modified.
  • Alan 2020.07.02 12:01

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    @Vast yeah sometimes the software glitches but I’ve seen a few lately where the OP has written something like labour, favour, neighbour etc, and someone has corrected it to the American English version, I’ve seen the same with the “s vs z” difference like recognise and recognize.
  • Alan 2020.07.02 12:02

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    @Seven
  • Seven 2020.07.02 12:02

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    @Alan Yes?
  • Alan 2020.07.02 12:03

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    @Seven
  • Alan 2020.07.02 12:05

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    @Seven yeah, that was perfect.
  • Vast 2020.07.02 12:34

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    @Alan I understand. It has been awhile since I looked into the differences. Though I am still remember the ones that you mentioned. It would be good for me to get reacquainted with the basics of it again.
  • Vast 2020.07.02 12:35

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    it* puts words in green
  • CHSX 2020.07.02 12:41

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    Thanks for doing this, but to be honest, as one of the majority users on this app, some native speaker willing to correct your writing is already a bonus, so other things can be neglected
  • Alan 2020.07.02 12:44

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    @Vast a very general rule is that if a word ends in “our” in British (Canadian and Australian) English it is usually just “or” in American English, also words that end in “ise” in British English are often changed to “ize” in American.
  • Alan 2020.07.02 12:49

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    @CHSX yeah I get that, but if someone is already correcting your post then they don’t need to correct things that do not need correcting, in fact it is less work for them lol, it’s difficult enough to learn another language without being told that the things you thought you had learned correctly (and had) are wrong.
  • CHSX 2020.07.02 12:56

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    @Alan Honestly, do you really believe everyone on this app is good with their mother tongue? I constantly see Chinese providing poor correction and the receivers cannot tell. I think it's the same on the other way around. That's just something you need to deal with if you get the free service
  • Alan 2020.07.02 13:01

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    @CHSX yeah I guess your right on that issue, just don’t want people feeling confused about why what they thought was right was changed, especially if it’s by people that are just being pedantic because a user has written it one format and not the other.
  • CHSX 2020.07.02 13:18

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    @Alan That's very kind of you, it's just a pity that most people will never realize what's really important and what can be ignored
  • Vast 2020.07.02 13:19

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    @Alan Yes. :)
  • Vast 2020.07.02 13:21

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    @CHSX "Honestly, do you really believe everyone on this app is good with their mother tongue? I constantly see Chinese providing poor correction and the receivers cannot tell. I think it's the same on the other way around. That's just something you need to deal with if you get the free service" To some extent I agree, though some languages might be harder to be good at even for native speakers, and making posts about these issues help to raise awareness.
  • CHSX 2020.07.02 13:30

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    @Vast I didn't say the post was meaningless, I'm just saying there are bigger problems to be fixed. And as a matter of fact, I'm suspicious about how correcting really benefits those beginners. You cannot learn a language by being corrected, you need to develop the sense of that language by other approaches. So I guess it's good to tell people not to take corrections so seriously.
  • Vast 2020.07.02 13:40

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    @CHSX I rather encourage those doing such corrections to do better than flat out tell learners to not take corrections seriously. Though I would also want to tell learners to take it with a grain of salt, and combine their learning with other more reliable sources, especially, if they are learning the language for more serious reasons. Corrections have their benefits, however, I think that they should be combined with other methods of learning.
  • CHSX 2020.07.02 13:54

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    @Vast Yeah, that's what I'm trying to say. "Not to take corrections seriously" wasn't accurate, I meant not to take them too seriously, not to fixate on them
  • Vast 2020.07.02 15:17

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    @CHSX Okay.
  • carol 2020.07.11 15:58

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    一句没懂
  • Xiao 2020.08.13 09:54

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    sweet advice☺
  • SummerX 2021.01.15 12:20

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    A very intimate tip!✨
  • Cài 2021.01.23 17:54

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    还好吧,反正我不是为了考试。我不是在学校里学的英语,所以我能分辨英音美音和英美短句/短语搭配的区别。

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