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Old July 27th, 2007, 9:33 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

One (colour) is the British way of spelling, the other the American way (color) but the others are definitely wrong. As non-native speaker I mix up British and American spellings permanently, must look odd.


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Old July 27th, 2007, 9:46 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

It has improved my vocabulary immensely my grammar has always been very good so not much change there, but I however stated to sound British which is pretty weird seeing as I live in America. lol


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Old July 27th, 2007, 9:50 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Im Britiah and I mix up American and English spellings all of the time!

It really fascinates me the way that these books relate to so many poeple, even though they are about a completely different type of life to our own!

I find myself reading and actually pausing where the full stops and commas are now though!


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Old July 27th, 2007, 10:05 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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One (colour) is the British way of spelling, the other the American way (color) but the others are definitely wrong. As non-native speaker I mix up British and American spellings permanently, must look odd.
This cracks me up! I'm American and I was really confused at first too. It was funny. At first I thought is was a typo. Oops!

Example: behavior and behaviour
(Even right there I was attempting to write the British spelling first and the American one came out...how funny!)


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Old July 28th, 2007, 11:37 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Harry Potter (well, J. K. Rowling) has definately helped me with my English (in terms of grammar, punctuation and all). I write much more fluent nowadays. I'm finishing my last year of secondary school, and with that comes lots and lots of writing.

I really hope JKR writes another series in the future.


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Old July 29th, 2007, 4:48 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The HP books have improved my Latin comprehension effortlessly!!! all of those curses and spells used real Latin derivatives. A wonderful, fun way to learn.


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Old July 29th, 2007, 5:33 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I learned English listening to Jim Dale's audi tapes


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Old July 29th, 2007, 6:09 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Immensely! I use words that I normally wouldn't have if I hadn't read the Harry Potter books. Jk Rowling used such elegance and intellect when penning her books that there's really no way you don't gain some sort of knowledge from it, be it vocabulary or an extended imagination.


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Old July 29th, 2007, 1:12 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Harry Potter hasnt really helped my Grammar. Because grammar is one of those things that I don't reallly care about. as you can already tell. but when I try and want to use proper english and stuff like that. I guess you can say it sorda has.... idk.


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Old July 29th, 2007, 2:00 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

This book is the reason why I did so well on the SAT

So the answer is yes it did improve my vocab and grammer.


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Old July 29th, 2007, 4:16 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

ehm... actually not...
i love reading and because of that i read many books and they all together have improved my grammar (i think and HOPE)
i read them in german and german grammar is very difficult compared to english (its also hard to learn!) so reading many books is always advisable and improves your grammar


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Old July 29th, 2007, 4:27 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

It's made me look up a few more words in the dictionary


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Old July 30th, 2007, 3:00 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Ive had to look up more words as well.... although some weren't in the dictionary!!


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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

YES, yes yes it has, it's helped me write better stories and that thing with the speech marks i never knew


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Old August 1st, 2007, 4:17 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I think that its not just the grammar that the books help people with, its other things as well


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Old August 1st, 2007, 5:08 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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I think that its not just the grammar that the books help people with, its other things as well
Absolutely!

It has imprved my grammar though, now i always use full stops, capital letters, and (most of the time) i write in paragraphs.


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Old August 1st, 2007, 5:29 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

No, I still have a pretty bad grammar, because I'm not natural-born english speaker


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Old August 1st, 2007, 5:45 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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No, I still have a pretty bad grammar, because I'm not natural-born english speaker
Well, if were talking about how we speak... then this is how i would speak the sentence you just put.... (how i would say it aloud)

Nar, I still av pretty bad gramma, cause I aint natral-bawn english speaka


maybe thats just because im from essex

as you can see, how i speak is alot different to how i type (not that this has anything to do with the thread, i just felt like saying it )


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Old August 1st, 2007, 5:54 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Yes! I have improved on everything. Thanks to Harry Potter, i've also gotten into writing fan fiction, which has helped greatly in my writing abilities.


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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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The books have definatley extended my vocabulary.
Me too.


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