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A lot of distress

I'm from Costa Rica, a country located in Centralamerica, for many years we had been praised ourselves for living in peace while our neighbours suffered from wars. Our last war took place at the year 1948-49 (three months, several thousands of casualties) and one of the outcomes of that sad experience was the abolition of the army, since then we had no army and we love that way of life.

Yet we have many unsolved issues. In fact, right now my country suffer a lot of distress from economical to political, social and even religious problems.

One thing that make all worst is the huge quantity of fake news people shared every day, without searching for the source, without contrasting the information, without stop and think, they only share every kind of information.

I believe all around the world we need to stop and think, we need to search for the truth and be very critic especially about ourselves. As long as we do that, we can survive the attack of the untruthfulness.

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Lynette's picture
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Very well written Adrian.  Just a few things, in the year, not at the year,  my country suffers, One thing that makes this worse, critical,   You have a very good command of English.

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Thank you very much for your time

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Hi Adrian,

Unfortunately, we have the same problem in England. People constantly post articles on social media which are intentionally and verifiably false. Their only purpose is to manipulate people's perceptions of reality. Often the articles I see are full of hateful speech. It is terrible. Like you say, people need to start becoming much more critical of the news articles they consume and stop and think before they believe what they read and watch.

Your written English is coming along very nicely. Well done! Please see some of my observations:

1. Centralamerica Central America - this continent is written as two separate words.

2. for many years we had been praised ourselves for living in peace ( you need to use the present perfect progressive tense here: indicates a continuous action that has been finished at some point in the past or that was initiated in the past and continues to happen. Please see more about it here: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/tenses/present_perfect_progressive.htm) ) "for many years, we have been praising ourselves for living in peace"

3. Our last war took place at the year 1948-49 Our last war took place between 1948-1949

4. my country suffer a lot of distress As you are writing about an ongoing action, you should use the Present Continuous tense. Please see more about it here: https://www.ef.co.uk/english-resources/english-grammar/present-continuous/ my country is suffering....

5. (Same with this one) One thing that make all worst One thing that is making this worse is...

6. (Same with this one) the huge quantity of fake news people shared every day, (the huge quantity of fake news people are sharing every day,)

7. without stop and think without stopping to think / without stopping and thinking.

8. we need to search for the truth and be very critic - we need to search for the truth and be very critical (this is the adjective)

 

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I'm from Costa Rica, a country located in Central America. For many years we had been praised ourselves for living in peace while our neighbours suffered from wars. Our last war took place at during the years of 1948-49. It lasted three months with several thousands of casualties. One of the outcomes of that sad experience was the abolition of the army. Since then we had no army and we loved that way of life.

Yet we have many unsolved issues. In fact, right now my country suffers a lot of distress from economical to political, social and even religious problems.

One thing that makes it all worst worse is the huge quantity of fake news people shared every day. Without searching for the source, without contrasting the information or without stopping and thinking, they only share every kind certain kinds of information. (You would use the word "certain" here because you are saying fake news people are only reporting on some things while not reporting on other things)

I believe all around the world we need to stop and think. We need to search for the truth and be very critical, especially about ourselves. As long as we do that, we can survive the attack of the untruthfulness.

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A very interesting article, Adrian.  I agree that fake news has become a big problem but I also believe that politicians throughout the world are often corrupt and self-serving.  It it more important than ever for the individual person to be discerning and honest in our judgment.  

I've made a few corrections but the standard was very good!  Well done.

I'm from Costa Rica, a country located in Central America, [We separate the two words when we write this in the UK] for many years we had been have praised ourselves for living in peace while our neighbours suffered from wars.  ["had been" is used for the passive voice but here we need to active voice - it is possible to use the past simple OR the present perfect here].  Our last war took place at the year 1948-49 (three months, several thousands of casualties) and one of the outcomes of that sad experience was the abolition of the army  Since then we have had no army and we love that way of life. [Use present perfect here after "since"]

Yet we have many unsolved issues. In fact, right now my country suffers a lot of distress from economic,  l to political, social and even religious problems.

One thing that makes all everything worse is the huge quantity of fake news people shared every day.  They only share all every kinds of information without searching for the source, without contrasting the information, without stopping and to think. 

I believe all around the world we need to stop and thinkwe need to search for the truth and be very critical, especially about ourselves. As long as we do that, we can survive the attack of this untruthfulness.

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Hi again, Adrian. Now that I see some of your older posts, I can see your progress. You are doing great, keep it up!

My fellow editors have already pointed out many useful corrections for you to work on. I would like to expand on some of them.

Centralamerica -> Most surely a typo but be careful with the proper noun ‘America’ which should be capitalized.

At the years of 1948-49 -> ‘At’ is used for a specific time, 1948-49 is a duration. Also, ‘in’ is used for years e.g. in 1997.

Without stop -> After prepositions, a gerund is used.

I am looking forward to your future posts. Best of luck to you!

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