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Old 08-19-2008, 06:12 PM   #16
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Yeah, your English is definitely good and sounds almost on par with native English speakers I would say! Heck, some native English speakers are terrible at grammar. We all heard that Miss America or whoever that was talking about maps.

I'm not a native English speaker myself but have been communicating in English pretty much all my life.
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Old 08-19-2008, 10:59 PM   #17
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Thank you very much! That's great to hear!
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Old 08-19-2008, 11:06 PM   #18
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Thank you for the answers everybody! Those are not verses by the way, they are for an ad I made in college and I have to send them to an American School for admission and I must have it in English. It's an ad I made for Amnesty International about homeless people living in the streets. Now I am in doubt between "don't be an accomplice" and "don't be an accessory"... I understand the first on may be wrong but if people do say it than maybe that makes it ok in this case... I don't think they are going to judge me too much based on the grammar from that line but on the entire ad, still I would like to be sure. Gotta make up my mind now...



Thank you.
Even though the more correct term may be accessory, I like the sound of accomplice better, and I think it gets across very well exactly what you're trying to communicate.

Good luck with the admission!
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:39 AM   #19
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Why is Living in the streets a crime? Like homeless people? Don't they have enough to worry about without having to be told that their way of lie = their very existence - is a crime?
The very notion that living in or on the streets is criminal to some. "I think it's a crime that so many of our seniors end up on the streets" etc. And I reckon you can suggest that our turning a blind eye can make us an accessory. I'm not sure this is the message originally being conveyed, but it makes sense to me.


And yeah, good luck with your submission, BrazilianFly! The message will get across no matter how you word it.
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:41 AM   #20
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Your English is wonderful.

It's my third language, so I definitely appreciate when people become so fluent! It's hard work.
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:59 AM   #21
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Wow, thanks everybody! Thank you for the support!

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The very notion that living in or on the streets is criminal to some. "I think it's a crime that so many of our seniors end up on the streets" etc. And I reckon you can suggest that our turning a blind eye can make us an accessory. I'm not sure this is the message originally being conveyed, but it makes sense to me.


And yeah, good luck with your submission, BrazilianFly! The message will get across no matter how you word it.
You got it right Angela Harlem! That's what I ment! And thank you, I hope you are right! If all goes well I will post my ad here for all to see.
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