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Hi Oleks,

Thanks for this.

Here, you say '...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 23:58
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Hi,

Thanks for this. I can see your creative...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 23:35
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Hi Ed! Thank you for your comment and corrections! I...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:34
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Thank you, Kealin! I will try to use shorter sentences...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:27
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Hi Ed! At the time I myself was only sitting at the...

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 19:21

Commas 12

Rule number 12: Do not put a comma before the word "but" unless it combines two independent clauses. Otherwise, put it.
"They very deliciously cook in eatery number 6. Special thanks for the tea, which was not sweet but not too hot."
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As for people, they mostly destroyed each other for the resources which still existed. In the end, there were almost no resources, but few people remained also.
Now, there are two main ways to survive. Oddly enough, they are the same as they were at the time when human history was just beginning. People did not have writing in those days, so they had to pass on stories by word of mouth. We know that then there were a lot of fish in the rivers and a lot of game in the forests. People then had little knowledge. Now we have the knowledge, but there is almost nothing else, and people.. people have remained the same or have become even worse.

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Ros Watson's picture
I learn : Italian (Beginner) French (Beginner)
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Hi again Oleks.  Thanks once again for your post!  It's interesting I just taught a lesson today on word order with adverbs.  When using an adverb (like deliciously) ask yourself if it's describing 'how' and if it is, put the adverb after the verb.  So in your case, you say "They very deliciously cook in eatery No 6".  This should be "They cook very deliciously in eatery No 6".

It would be more natural to say 'but few people remained either'. 

I've uploaded my recording of your text for reference so you can compare it with your own audio.

This is a very sad story, especially when we look at what's happening to the rain forest in Brazil sad

 

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Hi Ros!
Thank you for your post and your notion about the adverbs. I will know and try to remember it. Thank you also for the audio! You are a wonderful reader! It is doubly nice that this is my text that you voiced.

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I also want to add about the fires in the Amazon. It was a shock for me to find out about it. One man told the truth that the lungs of our planet are burning.

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I learn : Chinese (Beginner) French (Beginner) German (Beginner) Portuguese (Beginner) Spanish (Beginner) Arabic (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

It is very sad but true what you mention in your story. Although we now have a huge amount of knowledge about how our planet works and what we need to do to keep it in a good condition, we continue to destroy it and waste its' resources. I really hope things will change but sadly it seems unlikely.

With regards to your audio, I just have the following points:

  • they mostly destroyed each other for the resources which still existed - this is not grammatically wrong. However, I would change this slightly to include the phrase "fighting over". "they mostly destroyed each other, fighting over the resources which still existed"
  • "history" - I am being very picky here (but I have to be as your level of English is so advanced now haha) but I think you could do with improving your pronunciation of the "r" sound in English. Listen to me saying this word a few times. In addition to this, I would advise you to watch a video like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8p7cRMvfPKw
  • We know that then - We know that back then
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Hi Ed!
Thank you for your comment and link. Now I have a better understanding of make the "r" sound.

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Rule number 12: Do not put a comma before the word "but" unless it combines two independent clauses. Otherwise, put it.

"They very deliciously cook in eatery number 6. Special thanks for the tea, which was not sweet but not too hot."

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As for people, they mostly destroyed each other for the resources which still existed. In the end, there were almost no resources, but few people remained also.

Now, there are two main ways to survive. Oddly enough, they are the same as they were at the time when human history was just beginning. People did not have writing in those days, so they had to pass on stories by word of mouth. We know that then there were a lot of fish in the rivers and a lot of game in the forests. People then had little knowledge. Now we have the knowledge, but there is almost nothing else while the people.. people have remained the same or have become even worse.

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Hi Kjcoffin!
Thank you! I am glad to see how few errors in my text.

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