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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.

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Sunshine commented on Expector Smith's blog post Blogs about Gaza fighting
"You are right about something. But I disagree with your saying " I think people around the world have already noticed the situation there "  I think most people don't understand what is happening in Gazza and think that…"
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Expector Smith commented on Daniel's blog post Writing Prompt: Third Conditional
"Great! I spotted a common error in this sentence :"If I had noticed how enriching is to be able to talk to people from different cultures before,".  Be careful where you should put the "is" - it's not a…"
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Blogs about Gaza fighting

My friend nida - one of our active members here on MyEC - just asked where all the blogs about Gaza are and if I have deleted all of them. I thanked her for asking and told her I didn't deleted the blogs. But I also told her that anything that may cause fights or hatred between MyEC members can be flaged or closed by the system, which means you can't see the blogs any more. I understand the subtlety of the situation in the Gaza Strip. I'm so sorry that so many lives there were lost. The…See More
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Blogs about Gaza fighting

My friend nida - one of our active members here on MyEC - just asked where all the blogs about Gaza are and if I have deleted all of them. I thanked her for asking and told her I didn't deleted the blogs. But I also told her that anything that may cause fights or hatred between MyEC members can be flaged or closed by the system, which means you can't see the blogs any more. I understand the subtlety of the situation in the Gaza Strip. I'm so sorry that so many lives there were lost. The…See More
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Expector Smith left a comment for nida
"Hi nida, Thanks for asking. I've never deleted any blog, but improper blogs may be closed by the system.   MyEC is such a place where you can learn English and make friends, so it can be so improper to post anything that may…"
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Expector Smith commented on Paul Adams's blog post Subtleties in English
"Thanks for sharing! English is just such a tricky language. It's hard for English learners to understand the subtleties. In some cases, only the native English speakers can tell the subtle differences. Maybe it's true…"
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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…"
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What's wrong with the airplane

Just in one week, we lost three planes in Ukraine, Taiwan, and Mali, and hundreds of lives were lost immediately. The safety of planes is now the major concern of people around the world. I wonder if it's still the safest way to travel by air - though there are always plane crashes, the airplane/aeroplane/plane has been considered as safest way to travel. Why are people so concerned about the safety of planes? Thanks to planes, the world is now seen as a village - people can travel from one…See More
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post What's wrong with the airplane
"@nida Thanks for the comment. You really have a point there. Yes, most of the time, the tragedies may have nothing to do with the planes themselves - there may not be any mechanical failures. It's hard to believe that so…"
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angel commented on Expector Smith's blog post What's wrong with the airplane
" dear smith while i was reading ur blog ..i remebered a teen age pakistani-american pilot, haris suleman, who died when he was just about to complete his world circle in his single engine small plane with his father......unfortunately his plane…"
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Luzzi commented on Expector Smith's blog post What's wrong with the airplane
"I have to admit that it is really weird coinscidence but looking back ..twice it was about bad weather and once the plane had nothing to do in such dangerous zone since others avoided it. Anyway, it is sad that hundreds of ppl died like this and for…"
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WMR commented on Expector Smith's blog post What's wrong with the airplane
"May God bless them all, and may their survivors be able to endure their loss. Amen. :) Sometimes, we know the risks we are taking, but can do nothing about them. And I'm not talking about terrorist attacks."
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Caro commented on Expector Smith's blog post What's wrong with the airplane
"People lost confidence to travel by air due to the last events0 I agree with Faraz, we have just to pray!!"
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MaYa commented on Expector Smith's blog post What's wrong with the airplane
"i dont know what to say about this but maybe some people will think that it isnt safe to have a flight nowadays, they'll surely think that their lives will be endangered if they do. maybe the best is we can do is not to think too much or be a…"
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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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Anele
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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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At 17:21 on January 2, 2014, Stephen said…
Happy new year Smith. More cured patients this year! Enjoy 2014!
 
 
 

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