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Hi Ali! Thank you! "The ideal machine is the machine at...

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Hi Faye! Thank you! I will follow your advice.

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Hi Ed! Thank you! I would not be bored, but traveled....

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Hi Faye! Thank you! I try to use different words as...

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A contradiction must first be found and realized. By clearly specifying the task, as well as knowing the contradictions hidden in it, you will quickly find the answer. And if you are offered several options for achieving your goals, you will surely choose the most optimal one.

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Aliakbar Majidi's picture
I learn : French (Beginner) Persian (Expert) Spanish (Beginner)
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Well done, Oleks!

A contradiction must first be found and realized. By clearly specifying the task [no comma, see here https://www.grammarly.com/blog/as-well-as-comma/] as well as knowing (Also, ‘identifying’) the contradictions hidden in it, you will quickly find the answer. And Moreover, if you are offered several options for achieving your goals, you will surely choose the most optimal one.

 

Please pay attention how you pronounce achieve -> /əˈtʃiːv/ | https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/achieve

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Hi Ali! Thank you for your comment and audio! I understood: a comma is not needed here, since both of these parts of the sentence are equal.

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

Yet more wise words and advice from you :)

My only issue is with your first sentence which is written in the passive voice. As you are writing directly to the reader (in the second person) throughout the rest of the passage (using "you will/are etc"), in my opinion (for consistency purposes) the first sentence should be rewritten to something like "You must first find/look for a contradiction in the task you have set for yourself". 

Let me know if that makes sense :)

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I learn : English (Beginner)
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Hi Ed! Thank you! Wise words, maybe, but not so wise deeds :) I understood your point about active voice.

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I learn : Spanish (Beginner)
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Hi Oleks,

Thanks for this - you make some really good points! You must read a lot?

Well done on your intonation - I can differentiate the various tones of your voice a lot more clearly now. For example, where you say 'By clearly specifying the task,'.

Also, just watch out with your spellings of words like 'realised'; 'realised' is the British English spelling and 'realized' is the American English spelling.

Thanks,

Becky =]

 

 

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Hi Becky! I read a lot, then spent several years blogging in Russian, now I want to make a blog in English. Thank you for your encouraging!

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Hi Oleks,

I agree with the above comments on use of commas, intotation and the fluidity of your speech. Continue to work on pronunciation to make sure words are clearly understood. Good work!

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Hi Faye! Thank you! I will try.

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