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    M87
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    00 9/29/2007 8:37 PM
    when did you start studying english (is it correct?)
    i started the first year of the medium school...i've been studying english for 8 years! i will have 2 other english exams







  • EDO284
    00 9/29/2007 8:52 PM
    I THINK THAT THE CORRECT EXPRESSION IS:' HOW LONG HAVE YOU STUDIED ENGLISH?' ANYWAY I'VE STUDIED ENGLISH FOR THIRTEEN YEARS
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    00 9/29/2007 10:53 PM
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    EDO284, 29/09/2007 20.52:

    I THINK THAT THE CORRECT EXPRESSION IS:' HOW LONG HAVE YOU STUDIED ENGLISH?' ANYWAY I'VE STUDIED ENGLISH FOR THIRTEEN YEARS



    I think it would be better to say "How long have you been studying English?", with the continuous form of the verb. Jeanmary will tell us whether we are right or wrong!

    I started studying English at school, but it's 3 years now since I last spoke with someone... I can hardly say something now! [SM=g27813]

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    00 9/30/2007 1:54 PM
    Aaron's right, it is supposed that you keep studying English now, so the form should be continuous: a simple form would mean you have studied English in the past and then it was all over, you had become a Briton! [SM=g27829]
    Another little thing: in English speaking countries schools are grouped somewhat like this: primary school (from 5 to 13) and secondary school (from 13 to 18), so there's no reference to a "medium school".
    If you want to talk about "scuola media" you should say that in Italian, because scuola media exists only here. So, be it "scuola media".



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    00 9/30/2007 1:56 PM
    The same goes for other levels of school: the only one I would translate is "scuola elementare"="primay school", just because it SOUNDS similar, otherwise keep the other names in Italian: Liceo, Ragioneria, scuola media, etc.
    They do not exist in Britain or America.



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    00 9/30/2007 3:34 PM
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    00 9/30/2007 4:22 PM
    And now you've learnt it.
    You'll see, it hardly will ever get out of your mind now, I'm certain, we're doing such a great job, thanks to lim!!!



    "Ma da che terra viene questo qua?" "Cina!" "de Teracina?" "no, due contro uno 'n ce sto..." (Bonolis-Laurenti)
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    00 9/30/2007 4:24 PM
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    M87, 29/09/2007 20.37:

    when did you start studying english (is it correct?)
    i started the first year of the medium school...i've been studying english for 8 years! i will have 2 other english exams


    By the way, this form was NOT incorrect, it simply was not the typical one, got it?
    Your English is good, mate!



    "Ma da che terra viene questo qua?" "Cina!" "de Teracina?" "no, due contro uno 'n ce sto..." (Bonolis-Laurenti)
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    00 9/30/2007 8:10 PM
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    00 10/2/2007 7:06 PM
    i've been studying english since i was 12.. i really like it .. it's the only one subjet that i study with smile


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    00 10/2/2007 7:51 PM
    "The only subject", without "one": "one" is a pronoun, you're already using a noun ("subject"), you don't need a pronoun (pronouns replace nouns).
    "That I study with A smile": you need an indefinite article before "smile", smiles can be so many and so different one from another.
    Enough corrections, the homework was good, Emanuel, it's 7--! [SM=x48030]



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    00 10/3/2007 3:00 PM
    ok sorry ... i always make mistakes..doh.. next week i'm going to london to learn more english


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    00 10/3/2007 3:13 PM
    You see? This time you didn't make any mistakes, you also used a complicate form, the present continuous used as a future tense (when you have planned to do something): my vote today is 10, you deserved it.
    London is wonderful, although it takes more than two weeks to really take a visit to it (it's so huge!): dive into the Cockney atmosphere, watch the red buses, red post-boxes, red telephone cabs and... black taxis and enjoy!!! [SM=g27811]



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    00 10/3/2007 4:13 PM
    London is a WONDERFUL city!
    I don't speak english very well.. and this topic not is for me! [SM=g27828] [SM=x48023] Bye [SM=g27823]
    [Edited by ANNAdipendente 10/3/2007 4:13 PM]
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    00 10/3/2007 9:43 PM
    At least you tried... [SM=g27811]



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    00 10/3/2007 9:51 PM
    I started studying english when i was 7, and i've been studying it for the last 15 years...it seems a lot, actually!
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    00 10/4/2007 8:54 PM
    yeah .. i agree with you ..we'll visit a lot of places among which tower bridge, london eye , globe theatre, british museum..


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    00 10/5/2007 1:39 PM
    Re:
    ANNAdipendente, 03/10/2007 16.13:

    London is a WONDERFUL city!
    I don't speak english very well.. and this topic not is for me! [SM=g27828] [SM=x48023] Bye [SM=g27823]



    only "not is" (it becomes "is not") is uncorrect, the other parts are right