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The development of memory 17

If you are studying English, then probably for you, as for me, one of the most difficult things is to remember words that do not mean something tangible. For such words, it is difficult to create images that will help to better memorize these words.

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For many individuals that sutdy English, If you are studying English, then probably for you, as for me, one of the most difficult things is to remember words that do not mean something tangible. I have also struggled with this in my own study. For such words, it is difficult to create images that will help to better memorize these words.

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Thank you, Faye! Your sentences look much more structured.

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

Very good point! There are just some words which it is virtually impossible to create images for to help us remember them.

I like the way you directly address the reader in this passage :)

Just some suggestions.

1. If you are studying English, then probably for you, as for me, - If you are studying English,then like me  you probably find that one of the most difficult things to remember is....

2. that will help to better memorize these words. - that will help you memorize/remember these words more effectively.

 

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Hi Ed! Thank you! Your suggestions are very useful. When I read them, I understand why it was necessary to write in this way.

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If you are studying English, then probably for you, as for me, then just like me, one of the most difficult things is to remember words that do not mean something tangible do not have a tangible meaning. For such words, it is difficult to create images that will help to better memorize these those words.

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Thank you, Kealin! Your tips are more laconic and accurate.

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