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Old July 26th, 2007, 5:30 pm
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Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I have just been thinking about the millions of people who have read and are reading the HP books, and started to think about the ways that the books have helped me!
I think that they have improved my grammar no end, and also my imagination!
Do you think the books are just books, or have they helped you in some way?



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Old July 26th, 2007, 6:43 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The books have definatley extended my vocabulary. Althought I am still a horrible speller! lol. I would like to think that my grammer has been improved, but I don't think it has. Apparently I have startedd to talk with a british accent. (so say my friends) Seeing as I am part British, the only place I can see myself getting it form is the Harry Potter books. I was raised in Canada so I have a prodominately Canadian accent.


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Old July 26th, 2007, 8:52 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

#2 I know what you mean! Im British, but after seeing the first film, whenever I read the books I sometimes imagine the voices to go with it now. I think that my understanding of death and how people deal with it has changed quite significantly as well


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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:32 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Extended my vocabulary, by far.


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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:37 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

reading these books has mostly extended my imagination. i guess it has improved my vocabulary, but not so much.


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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:37 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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The books have definatley extended my vocabulary. Althought I am still a horrible speller! lol. I would like to think that my grammer has been improved, but I don't think it has. Apparently I have startedd to talk with a british accent. (so say my friends) Seeing as I am part British, the only place I can see myself getting it form is the Harry Potter books. I was raised in Canada so I have a prodominately Canadian accent.
I've started to do the same lol, and I'm all Canadian.


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Old July 26th, 2007, 11:53 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I think that the books help people in other ways as well... I think about death sometimes and it completely freaks me out, but since reading different perspectives on it throughout HP it has slightly altered the way I think... just an example... admittedly an extreme one though!


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Old July 27th, 2007, 1:55 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I'm kind of a "grammar nazi" so-to-speak, so I usually find grammatical mistakes in what I read! But I think it's wonderful that HP is getting kids, young and old, to read. Anything that gets people excited enough to pick up a book deserves a Nobel Peace prize


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Old July 27th, 2007, 2:33 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Harry Potter has helped me in may ways including grammar..I just can't thank this book series enough!


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Old July 27th, 2007, 3:02 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

My grammar skills and vocabulary were already pretty extensive, but this series has helped me learn a little Latin The puns and plays on words were also fun.

I think the landscapes and unusual scenery has helped to entertain my imagination, and I think its great that Harry Potter has gotten so many people to pick up a book and read. Books aren't all boring


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Old July 27th, 2007, 3:07 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I don't think that these books have improved my grammar, but I do know that spending most of my life reading other books has done so. I started reading HP as an adult so my grammar didn't need that much polishing.

However, I give it kudos for helping others with their grammar and imaginations! It's nice to see that these books have inspired so many people to read.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 3:08 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The books have dramatically improved my punctuation, vocabulary, grammar, spelling, and best of all, imagination! No doubt about it.

Thanks Jo! And I'm waiting for that encyclopedia....It has to be 200 billion times longer than DH and better keep me reading until you release your next series of books or else... But no pressure! Absolutely no pressure at all...


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Old July 27th, 2007, 3:10 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

If I had to say something improved, I would say my vocabulary, my imagination and definitely the way I balance consequences and my actions. I know "choice" is the Gryffindor way, but I have quoted Dumbledore to non-Harry Potter fans (hey, why should anyone know I'm quoting an imaginary person?!?!?) more than I can count. I especially like the quote Dumbledore said to Neville in Sorcerer's Stone about ones choices when it comes to friends and bravery-----if signatures were on you could see it has been my tag line since I joined the forums 3 years ago. I think being a fan has improved my life as well. I am able to approach people and think twice about what I do and don't do when I'm around them.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 3:14 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Tha harry potter books have most certainly improved my grammar and my writing skills (fanfiction) and they inspired me to read longer books! I only used to read Short maybe 300 page books but now I can easily read a 600 page book in 5 hours without getting bored and stopping!

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Old July 27th, 2007, 11:36 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The Harry Potter has probably extended by vocabulary and improved my grammar sub-consciously, but I've never really thought about it. HP has probably also improved my love of reading as well, and the speed at which I read


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Old July 27th, 2007, 7:42 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I believe posting on a HP forum has improved my grammar.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 8:12 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

It's extended my imagination and maybe helped my grammar.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 8:42 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The Harry Potter books have definately improved my vocabulary and grammar. I also don't think that they are just books. Not only do the Harry Potter books improve peoples' grammar and imaginations, I think they also give people something to relate to.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 9:14 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Haven't really thought about it. Besides I've read all the previous 6 installments in Spanish, so not really.
However I did read DH in English (I borrowed it from a friend of mine) and I'm glad that I understood most of it, although I learnt lots of new words as well.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 9:24 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I have to say it made my grammar worse.

There is 1 way to spell color.
Color.
Not Colour.
Coulor.
Culur.
It's Color.

Need I go on?


 
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