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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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Expector Smith commented on Tara Benwell's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem
"Try to check out Expector's blog. "
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Expector Smith commented on Expector Smith's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)
"@noasl Yes, the balance between economic development and environmental conservation. What we really need is sustainable development - not at the cost of environmental pollution. And, yes, we should take action before it's too…"
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Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)

Pollution is now one of the world's biggest problems, especially in developing countries, such as China. The economic growth may be to blame. With the rapid economic growth, China is now the second largest economy in the world, and at the same time pollution, a byproduct of the development, has accompanied the growth to come. People are now so familiar with the environmental pollution, such as air or water pollution - the sky is no longer blue; the rivers aren't clear any more.Beijing, the…See More
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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post You Know You've Met A Malaysian When ....
"Interesting blog, lah:)) Re corrections: 1. Can you find a common learner error in this sentence :",anywhere besides hiding in your own house during any festivals."? Tip: Be careful when you use "besides",…"
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Luzzi commented on Expector Smith's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)
"Well done, expector!! Pollution is something we fight against in my country too, especially in my city situation isnt much better than you have described. We are hidden in smog every autumn and winter. I have to check air if I want to go outside…"
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Seeker commented on Expector Smith's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)
"Hi, so nice blog!"
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Jerin commented on Expector Smith's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)
"Now a days people are well alert alert and conscious about the impact of pollution after then some of love to keep remain silent towards their responsibilty...There should have a provision of imposing serious punishment against the persons in…"
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"It's sometimes difficult to balance out between development and environment. At least the current generations are aware of the impact of excessive pollution to the environment and thus their health and are trying to reduce the impact. It's…"
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Expector Smith posted a blog post

Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem (Pollution)

Pollution is now one of the world's biggest problems, especially in developing countries, such as China. The economic growth may be to blame. With the rapid economic growth, China is now the second largest economy in the world, and at the same time pollution, a byproduct of the development, has accompanied the growth to come. People are now so familiar with the environmental pollution, such as air or water pollution - the sky is no longer blue; the rivers aren't clear any more.Beijing, the…See More
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Expector Smith commented on Seeker's blog post Writing Challenge: The Land of My Birth
"Nice post! Thanks for sharing your beautiful country with us. "
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Expector Smith commented on Tara Benwell's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem
"@Tara You're not alone in worrying about that. In fact, waste is just such a big problem now in China, which used to be a very poor country. With the rapid economic growth, things have changed so much here - waste is everywhere. It seems…"
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Expector Smith commented on Tara Benwell's blog post Writing Challenge: The World's Biggest Problem
"Sounds like fun. I'll try to do it."
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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post Northern Adventures - Day Three And Four
"Clearer, but could be much/far clearer if you reword it like this: "Though the walk was not too long, it was a bit eerie because of the darkness of the cave - only a few lights were located inside the cave. It was also a bit cold andalready a…"
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"Thanks for the nice comment on my page, Ameur."
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Expector Smith commented on Luzzi's blog post Little Things (including some idioms)
"Great use of all the idioms, Luzzi. The members who enjoyed the idioms might find this blog enjoyable too. "
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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post Northern Adventures - Day Three And Four
"@noasl Please note the preposition "through" in the sentence. I assume you walked through the cave, but it's quite possible you just walked through the wooden bridge. And, you might have meant you walked from one end to the other end…"
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Expector Smith commented on noaslpls's blog post Northern Adventures - Day Three And Four
"Wow! Another day! Nice shots! Re corrections: Can you spot a common learner error in this sentence ", we had no difficulty to walk down to the town."?  Tip: You say that someone has difficulty (in) doing something.…"
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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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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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