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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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Luci commented on Expector Smith's blog post Grammatically correct
"Expector, nice topic and in my opinion grammar is something very important, more important than vocabulary because if we don't know the structure of sentence then we get stuck and won't ever make progress. I have a question, hope you…"
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Ario commented on Expector Smith's blog post Grammatically correct
"I agree with you, Mr Expector. Native English speakers have some privileges we don't have: times and environment. They have been learning English since they were born and surrounded by people who speak and write in English daily. That's…"
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noaslpls commented on Expector Smith's blog post Grammatically correct
"Though I still make a lot of mistakes especially concerning my English grammar, but sometimes a blog put me off completely from reading when I find it having too many mistakes. Some learners may think it's not important to learn grammar, but…"
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Grammatically correct

If you say a sentence is grammatically correct, you mean there's no grammar mistake in it, but it may not be natural or impossible that a native English speaker would make a sentence like that.It's not so easy for a learner of English to make a sentence which is natural, even though they have learned English for so long a time and have learned all the grammar rules. But, with more practice, you could possibly make a sentence which is grammatically correct. So you should try to learn some…See More
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Expector Smith and dinesh kumar are now friends
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Expector Smith commented on Anah Siddiqui ©'s blog post Lesson of the Day
"Interesting blog! It could have been a bad day for you,  but it turned out to be such a good day - you were the runner-up and enjoyed the heavy rain.  To some people, there's no such thing as a bad day. Enjoy each day of your life…"
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Expector Smith commented on Nakshatra's blog post Writing Challenge: THE WORLD'S BIGGEST PROBLEM-- Suicide
"Nice work! Suicide can be such a huge problem. You may not feel sorry for those who commited suicide, but such things do happen. Some people may find there's no much fun on this planet, but suicide is definetely not the answer.  Re…"
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Expector Smith commented on Mustafa's blog post Past tenses
"Possible - grammatically correct."
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Expector Smith commented on Mustafa's blog post Past tenses
"Verb tenses can be so tricky. Sometimes it's hard for learners to choose a right tense, particularly for those who speak a language in which there's no tense.  These two sentences may mean the same: (1) I just saw her; (2) I have just…"
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Mustafa left a comment for Expector Smith
"Hi, how are you , be free to comment on my discuss learning grammar, You can help me. Thank you very much"
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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post The Day I Met Grape
"Awesome! It sounds you two really had a good time together. Thanks for sharing - I really enjoyed that.  Internet friendship can be so realistic. "
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Expector Smith and ambrosius pujiyanto are now friends
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Expector Smith commented on DIMI's blog post Need your pray
"Very very sorry to hear that. An active volcano like this can be so scary. The goverment should help prevent your hometown being destroyed by the lava and ash. Why not leave your hometown for a while if you don't have to live there. Let's…"
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Expector Smith commented on tawfeeq's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem.Wars are the World's Biggest Problem
"Great writing! Yes, war can be such a huge problem. Unfortunately, this world is still full of wars. Let's pray for all of those people who are still suffering from the wars. If only there were no such thing as war."
Sep 11
Rosalind left a comment for Expector Smith
"@ Exepecter Smith Thanks really for encouraging me...you are completely right, in some poor countries people have to drink the water putting aside how far is it clean!!!!"
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Expector Smith is now friends with 7ananSami and Mustafa
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Expector Smith commented on Rosalind's blog post Writing Challenge " Unclean Water in Egypt"
"Good try! Yes, I agree with you - clean water is so precious. Nowadays, however, you could hardly find a river or a lake where the water is clean enough to drink. Now, it seems a dream to directly drink water from a river or a lake. Unfortunately,…"
Sep 9

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Expector Smith commented on Elena's blog post funny story
"It might sound funny, but it's not uncommon if you travel in some regions of China, especially on an old-fashioned train. They may have thought that if you really wanted to take the train and get where you wanted to go in time, then such a…"
Sep 9
Mustafa left a comment for Expector Smith
"Of course.This is a great place to be.You are very pleasant man "
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"Hi Mustafa, Thank you for the comment on my page. I hope you'll agree that MyEC is such a great place where you can learn English and make friends at the same time. "
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Grammatically correct

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Re correction

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At 0:21 on September 13, 2014, Mustafa said…
Hi, how are you , be free to comment on my discuss learning grammar, You can help me. Thank you very much
At 10:00 on September 10, 2014, Rosalind said…
@ Exepecter Smith Thanks really for encouraging me...you are completely right, in some poor countries people have to drink the water putting aside how far is it clean!!!!
At 15:15 on September 9, 2014, Mustafa said…

Of course.This is a great place to be.You are very pleasant man 

At 11:16 on September 9, 2014, Mustafa said…

Hi, how are you. It will be nice to meet you and also discuss about my blogs and yours.Thanks 

At 21:18 on August 27, 2014, Ameur said…
At 3:56 on August 20, 2014, Grape hyacinths said…

At 14:15 on July 30, 2014,
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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.

 
 
 

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