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muni



Joined: 08 May 2003
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 10:01 am    Post subject: question Reply with quote

dear all
i ahave problem speaking english fluently
i have a question i hope u'll answer
if i say that
"why u said this" would it be a right sentence
and can i say that
" why did u say this" & "me going"
please answer & correct me
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pugachevV



Joined: 16 Jan 2003
Posts: 2295

PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2003 4:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Why did you say this?" Is correct.
Do not use "u" for "you" in any formal writing or classwork.
"me going" is not correct. You should say, "I'm going."
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muni



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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2003 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for replying .i dont use "u" in formal writing ,actually i m not good at typing so to save my time i write "u" instad of "you"
i have an other question
what is meant by "me off"
& if i say to someone "work hard & leave the result to God" would it be correct.
please be very critical in replying coz i m very bad at english
sincerely
muni
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obelix



Joined: 09 Feb 2003
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2003 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Me off" is not correct.
You say, "I'm off!" It means the same thing as," I am going."
"Work hard and leave the result to God." is correct English.
Do not use the ampersand(&) in formal writing either, unless it is in a title like "Marks & Spencer"
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muni



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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2003 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much for replying.I m glad u correct my english.I need confident to speak english,I am trying not to use abbrev. even in e-mail.
I have an other question would it be correct to say that
" I don't believe you" or "I don't believe in you"
which one is correct and if I say that "believe in God" would that that be correct.
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pugachevV



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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2003 11:24 am    Post subject: Believe Reply with quote

"I don't believe you" is correct English.
It is a transitive verb.

It means that you think the person, to whom you are speaking, is not telling you the truth.

"I don't believe in you" is correct English.
Here, it is an intransitive verb.
It means that you don't have confidence in the person to whom you are speaking.

"To believe in" can also mean that you have faith in the existence of something, for example, "He believes in God."
OR it can be used to express faith in the efficacy of a medicine etc.,
e.g. "I believe in jogging to keep fit." "I believe in alternative medicine."
"I believe in getting drunk on Friday night" and so on.
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