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Old January 19th, 2009, 04:37 PM   #2541
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I think it's funny that the Dutch ride their bikes even in very cold weather. That's commitment!
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Old January 19th, 2009, 04:52 PM   #2542
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Yeah, I drove my bicycle to work the first week of January with temperatures below -12 C (10 F)
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:11 PM   #2543
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@Niels: how did your maths exam go?

My chemistry was ok, not too difficult, but not easy as well. English exam tomorrow
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:15 PM   #2544
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Participation in SSC discussion might improve youe English as well
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:16 PM   #2545
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Yes it does. Although you're not really getting rid of an accent typing English only, it certainly improves your vocabulary
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #2546
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Unfortunately that doesn't really count for my exam tomorrow. I have to summarize a text tomorrow. When you have to write an essay or sth your vocabulairy is really important.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:27 PM   #2547
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SimCity 4 isn't running properly, something about libGL.so.1 not existing.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #2548
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Expand the contraction. "If I would use _______, French would understand me properly" sounds fine to me, except for the lack of an article preceding the word "French".
"If I would use..." is not correct in the first place. It should be "If I used...".
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Old January 19th, 2009, 06:20 PM   #2549
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"If I would use..." is not correct in the first place. It should be "If I used...".
I don't see anything wrong with saying "If I would use". It has a slightly different meaning, in that "would use" is future tense and "used" is past tense, but due to a strange quirk of the English language - that past tense is often used when speculating about the present or future - they mean exactly the same thing.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 07:34 PM   #2550
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Guys, this is not some kind of websters dictionary forum
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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:27 PM   #2551
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No, it's a weather forum.

Robosteve, what's your mother tongue?
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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #2552
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A human tongue ? Never saw one ??
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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:56 PM   #2553
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So yeah, what's your mother's tongue, Robosteve?
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He told us that it was English, right? He also said he speaks some Afrikaans.
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'Unsere deutsch' is also a interesting form of language, sort of german mixed with english... it is somewhere in Africa, one of ex-German colonies ?
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Hey all you Dutch forumers. I'm watching the Liverpool-Everton derby and it got me wondering, how do you pronounce Dirk Kuyt? Is it in fact like Dirk "Cowt"?
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@Niels: how did your maths exam go?

My chemistry was ok, not too difficult, but not easy as well. English exam tomorrow

Lol. I seriously have no idea. Thanks for asking though. there were 6 exercises. The first 2 were quite easy. 3 was stupid. Only made 33% of it. 4 was difficult. 5 was going average and the 6th exercise was going bad as well Good luck with your english exam. Should be easy I think. ( SSC helps improving your english )
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Hey all you Dutch forumers. I'm watching the Liverpool-Everton derby and it got me wondering, how do you pronounce Dirk Kuyt? Is it in fact like Dirk "Cowt"?
Yeah, something like that, but not completely. It's a bit 'flatter' than "Cowt". I can't think of an English word with this special sound in it.
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