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Chinese
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About Expector

Hi guys,

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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Expector Smith commented on Keerthivasan's blog post The Dinner Party
"Sorry, maybe it's a typo: "grate guide"? "
5 hours ago

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Expector Smith commented on Keerthivasan's blog post The Dinner Party
"It sounds like a real plan. That would be a great dinner party. "
5 hours ago

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Expector Smith commented on Caro's blog post Sorry I'm late " Writing challenge: Dinner guest
"I guess the "him" is a real person, not an imagined one. "
5 hours ago

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Expector Smith commented on Barbare's blog post 26 Weird English Words from A to Z
"Some people may say it's such a waste of time to try to learn the words that you may see only once in your lifetime.  If you really want to try to remember them, do you think you can figure out how to memorize them effectively? "
17 hours ago

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Expector Smith commented on Barbare's blog post 26 Weird English Words from A to Z
"Good question! Yeah, do we really need all of the words, especially for learners of English? I'm clueless and confused, too.  "
17 hours ago

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Expector Smith and Ximena Franco are now friends
yesterday

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Expector Smith commented on Anah Siddiqui!'s blog post Irritating moment.
"It can be so annoying, especially when you're trying to focus on something. I'm sorry you're living in such a noisy place.  You could choose to write early in the morning when most of them are still in bed.  I'm glad…"
yesterday

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Expector Smith commented on Sumit Thakur's blog post Is english language difficult to learn
"It can be so easy: "I love you", "Thank you" or "Thanks", "OK", "Yeah"... It can also be so hard to learn: idioms, slang, jargon, verbal phrase, collocation... "
yesterday

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Expector Smith and Muskan are now friends
Sunday

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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post Remembering MH17
"Very very sorry to hear that! Another tragedy! Let's pray for all of the victims!"
Friday

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Expector Smith commented on ⊱ Mickey ⊰'s blog post Nikita's 9 Letters to Captain X...Series 8
"Hope to read more blogs by you! Keep up writing, Mickey!"
Friday

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Expector Smith commented on Luzzi's blog post I am back in ten days :-)
"Have a nice holiday. I hope to hear from you soon!"
Jul 16

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Expector Smith commented on Dimas Prasetyo(Hamstermon)'s blog post EXTRA BLOG : FAREWELL BLOG
"Dimas has written more than 300 blogs here, which I'm so impressed with. And I'm glad he is so thankful for his English improvement - his English has improved so much by his hard work. I wish I could have written so many blogs. I take my…"
Jul 16

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Expector Smith commented on Dimas Prasetyo(Hamstermon)'s blog post EXTRA BLOG : FAREWELL BLOG
"Sorry to hear you're leaving, Dimas! I hope you can come back soon.  You've left so many nice blogs here - I really appreciate it. As a blog moderator of MyEC, I'm so sorry I failed to comment on every blog you wrote. I hope…"
Jul 15

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Expector Smith posted a status
"Congratulations Germany - the 2014 World Cup champion!"
Jul 13

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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post Did You Know - It's All Red
"Thanks for sharing! I'd add one: "get a red face". "
Jul 13

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Expector Smith commented on Dimas Prasetyo(Hamstermon)'s blog post 300TH BLOGS CELEBRATION
"Great job, Dimas!  I can tell your English has improved so much. keep up your great writing. "
Jul 11

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Expector Smith and niki are now friends
Jul 11

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Expector Smith liked noaslpls's blog post I Am 100
Jul 9

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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post I Am 100
"As well as all of the nice comments you left on the blogs by other members - I really appreciate it.  I enjoyed all of the 100 blogs, and thanks for being such an active member here on MyEC!"
Jul 9

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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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Anele
said…

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.

At 9:53am on January 22, 2014, Shah gave Expector Smith a gift
At 17:21 on January 2, 2014, Stephen said…
Happy new year Smith. More cured patients this year! Enjoy 2014!
At 21:11 on December 31, 2013,
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nida
said…

Hello Expector Smith,

My wishes for you,
great start for Jan,
Love for Feb,
peace for March,
No worries for April,
fun for May,
Joy for June to Nov,
happiness for Dec.
Have a lucky and wonderful 2014 

 
 
 

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