Something that occurs to me that is crucial in sounding not only like a native but also competent, is that you seriously need to know the difference between different words that are homonyms (words that sound the same but are spelled differently).
Specifically, I'm talking about the differences between: your and you're; their, there, and they're; two, to and too ...and other such homonyms.
Please, PLEASE understand and acknowledge the differences between these words. There are people, even people on these forums, who use "there" instead of "they're" or "their" and it just drives me crazy sometimes.
I don't see how someone could ever think they'd be taken seriously by anyone ever in the corporate world when they can't even use something as basic as "they're" or "their" properly in a sentence. An 8-year-old child should understand the difference, so if someone is a teenager or an adult, English is their primary language, and they can't use these words properly... then they have no excuse.
I'm not complaining at you, N7. Not at all. I'm just stressing how important it is to not sound illiterate.
Originally Posted by Hayden
If you dtont have anything to say doont sa y anthing at all
Last edited by Chyron8472; 11/09/2012 at 05:55 am.