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About Expector

Hi Friends,

Welcome to my page! Do you like the above photos I took when I was travelling in China? And, did you enjoy listening to the music on my wall? I hope so.

I'm not really an English teacher, though I often help learners learn English. I love English, which is a fantastic language and now a global one. I like to write and read blogs. I hope you can check out my blogs below - don't forget to leave your comment there and I'll respond.

I love MyEC. It's a great honour to be a moderator here. I'll do my best to help keep MyEC interesting, friendly and decent. I'd like to thank Josef and Tara for offering me such an opportunity to be a member of the excellent team here.

Enjoy!

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Mishaikh commented on Expector Smith's blog post Re correction
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"I always grateful for any correction made by members. I am here to learn, so I don't mind if anyone pointed out my mistakes in public because I believed other members will be benefited too. "
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More and more members have found the "correction tag" very useful and tried to use it.If other members see the tag, they will try to help correct you or your writing. Sometimes they will just point out the mistakes and encourage you to correct them yourself. They will try to do it openly or publicly, which some members may think is a bit embarrassing. So, be sure you really want others to correct you in public…See More
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Re correction

More and more members have found the "correction tag" very useful and tried to use it.If other members see the tag, they will try to help correct you or your writing. Sometimes they will just point out the mistakes and encourage you to correct them yourself. They will try to do it openly or publicly, which some members may think is a bit embarrassing. So, be sure you really want others to correct you in public…See More
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Expector Smith commented on Barbare's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem ( A Nature Of The World)
"By the way, how about the first sentence : "This question is asked since ages and its answers are unchangeable"? Could you fix it and make it clearer?  Tip: You say something has been done  "for ages" instead of…"
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Expector Smith commented on Barbare's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem ( A Nature Of The World)
"@Barbare Thanks for asking. Yes, the sentence would be grammatically correct. You used the "are" correctly. "
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Why not give the writing challenge a try
"@Seeker You're welcome. Hope to read many more blogs by you."
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Seeker commented on Expector Smith's blog post Why not give the writing challenge a try
"Hi, thanks for this inspiring blog!"
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Expector Smith commented on Luzzi's blog post Writing Challenge - World's Biggest Problem (Obesity)
"Great job, Luzzi. Yes, obesity can be such a big problem, particularly in cities. In fact, I'm trying to take more exercise.  Re corrections: 1. Can you spot a common learner error in this sentence: "However, I can be thankful to my…"
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Expector Smith commented on Barbare's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem ( A Nature Of The World)
"@Barbare Great! I'm glad you tried to write such a nice blog. Those can be such a big problem. They are things related to human's thoughts or emotions, which can be even more difficult to deal with.   Re correction: 1. Can you find a…"
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Why not give the writing challenge a try
"@Barbare Yes, it's true that everybody makes mistakes (grammatical, spelling, or typing) in their writing. So there's no need to be afraid of making mistakes when you're writing. We learn from our mistakes, though. Try to write, even…"
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Anah Siddiqui! commented on Expector Smith's blog post Why not give the writing challenge a try
"umm..! I always try to participate in TARA'S writing challenge but i find it difficult .. ! But now i will try my best for sure..! thanks EXPECTOR SMITH for encouraging us"
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Expector Smith commented on Rim's blog post Writing challenge: The world's biggest problem ( Lack of proper education)
"Nice work, Rim. You really have a point there. Education can be such a problem. And, I agree that high degree isn't equal to good behavior. "
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Expector Smith commented on Amal's blog post Writing Challenge:The world biggest problem (Human Trafficking)
"Good try, Amel.  Human trafficking is such a serious problem. We face the problem too, though the criminals here are subject to severe punishment.  Re correction:  1. Can you find a common learner error in this…"
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Expector Smith commented on Mishaikh's blog post WRITING CHALLENGE: The World's Biggest Problem: Basic human rights
"Interesting blog. It's the first time I've heard the "plant rights". I agree we should focus on human rights first. It's still a dream for the people living in the areas mentioned above or beyond to live a normal life. "
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)
"@Bish Thanks for adding such a nice comment here. Yes, pollution seems to be ubiquitous. Let's work on finding a solution to the problem - don't let it haunt you like that. Just face it and be optimistic. "
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At 21:18 on August 27, 2014, Ameur said…
At 3:56 on August 20, 2014, Grape hyacinths said…

At 6:14 on August 19, 2014, Suada said…

I wanted to instail these songs on my laptop , they are kinda relaxing music and sometimes I really need such music. I only heard some soundtracks in chinese ,they were nice.

At 14:15 on July 30, 2014,
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nida
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Hello Dr Expector, how have you been?

May I ask you one question? (I'm sure my page won't get deleted for asking). Why did you deleted AH-TK's blog about Gaza and someone else  pro-Palestine blog named "Mr Obama do you have a heart?". Whereas Sniper venome's blog about ISIS(btw, I'm myself against that terrorist outfit) and Saba's blog "Nawaz sharif, do you have heart?" are still there. I'm really curious to know.

At 1:05 on July 4, 2014, flowersong said…

Hi Smith.. Thanks for accepting my friends request

Wish you all the best :D

At 19:50 on July 3, 2014, Oscar Agudelo said…
My dear friend Expector, I Just read your answer for my question and I want you to know that I really appreciate your help. You have given me lights. God bless you.
At 23:50 on April 29, 2014, Oscar Agudelo said…

Good day, my friend Expector. I need a big favor from you about a doubt I have about english grammar. Perhaps, you´re not a teacher, but I´m sure you have faced many english grammar situations, so please, share with me your experience. This is the doubt:

 I´ve been working as an english teacher for many years, but I have never traveled abroad and text books do not teach everything.   :(

Right in this moment I´m teaching the use of "some, any, many, much a lot of, a little and a few". The doubts I have are the following:

Someone says to a friend:

"Hey, can you lend me 5 dollars? I need to buy a pencil."

The other guy is out of money, so ... how should he answer?

"Sorry. I don´t have any dollar in my pockets"

"Sorry. I don´t have any dollars in my pockets"

What if he wanted to use "There + be" :

"Sorry. There isn´t any dollar in my pockets"

"Sorry. There aren´t any dollars in my pockets"

I taught my pupils that "any" can be used with either singular or plural nouns:

"There is not any water in the glass"

"There are not any glasses on the table"

But my doubt is when you want to say that there is not even one dollar in your pockets. Should I use "any dollar" or "any dollars"? Are the two answer correct but there is a slight difference between them?

The other question is about using "a lot of" with singular and plural nouns. "a" means "one", so, you can say "I have a computer" or "I have one computer" ...

then is it ok when I say "There are a lot of students in that classroom" ? Should I say: "There are lots of students in that classroom" ? Are they both correct? Is there any difference between them?

I´d really appreciate your help.

At 22:17 on March 31, 2014,
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Doc, how's your career?  I am sure your patients are keeping you away from EC, hihi!  But you do have an admirable job both as a doctor and an EC moderator.  

As always as before, here I am visiting your page since fate is kind to me.  I will never start the new adventure without passing your page.  

Gladly I return, gladly I work.....Oh, you know how we work on EC.  Remember?

 

At 4:22 on January 31, 2014, Joseane Cardoso said…

You're welcome!!!

At 22:48 on January 30, 2014, Joseane Cardoso said…

Hello Expector Smith!! You took amazing photos! Congrats, you have talent.

 
 
 

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