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Old August 3rd, 2007, 2:37 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

Well, as far as grammar goes, I would say I associate with people who read HP more often now. one of them just happens to be crazy with spelling and grammar, so, in a round about way, thanks to HP, my grammar has gotten better.


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Old August 3rd, 2007, 3:05 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

It has altered how I think about death and others (friends, colleagues, other people and creatures). It has given a literary style and voice to a particular sense of humour that I enjoy. Thanks Jo!


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Old August 3rd, 2007, 11:57 am
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Im getting the death thing as well!!!


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Old August 3rd, 2007, 6:15 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I finally know how to use the word whether thanks to JK, I was never sure before. And am I embarassed about that or what?


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Old August 4th, 2007, 1:56 am
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yes sir! Her adjectives are amazing which I like to use when I write papers in college


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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

The HP books improved my use of punctuation. I learned a lot about using three vs. four periods, semicolons, and colons from studying the text. I write and edit my own stuff, and I'm always the one my friends ask for editing because I enjoy doing that.

And I picked up on a lot of nice British terms like "snogging." And "wonky." I love those.


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Old August 4th, 2007, 4:35 am
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I think my grammer has stayed at a standpoint, though reading does help a little I studying mechanical engineering, that coupled with net lingo these days effectively destroys anything positive I could learn from the HP books grammatically.


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Old August 4th, 2007, 4:41 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

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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?
Oh yes! You see, the Harry Potter books got me into reading books, and reading books has made me a better writer, speller, and gave me a large vocabulary at a very young age.


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Old August 6th, 2007, 5:47 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?


Er... I think I was already fairly grammar-savvy when I began reading the books. But I can definitely say that I've been using a lot more British vocabulary since. And I'm proud to say I know what most of it means.

I also started putting the 'u' back into things like colour and favourite. That might be going just a bit too far, though. Heh.


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Old August 6th, 2007, 5:56 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

I have to be honest...my grammar is terrible and I do not believe any book would help that

And I must admit, HP has one major effect on the literature part of my life. After reading a new HP book I find myself in a sort of literature vacuum in which I really cannot force myself to read any other book because they will not match up.

However, after reading so many people say they came to love reading because of the HP series....I cannot really complain at my seemingly solitary case.


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

The books have also helped my imagination and has definitely expanded my muggle and magical vocabulary...does that make sense, lol.


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Old August 10th, 2007, 1:00 pm
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

It definitly improved my vocabulary, grammar and writing since I began reading the books ... hmm that might explain why I've become a top English student since then haha.
And it also opened my mind and changed my views to a lot of topics, like death, sticking to your beliefs, friendship, loyalty, trust and etc.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:19 am
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I think that friendship, bravery and loyalty were big ones for me as well..... you do go through life being quite selfish, I suppose that the HP books have made me take a small step back and made me to look at the bigger picture!


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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:20 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

They helped me in psych class, not so much in English, though.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:26 am
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Psych class????!!!!!!
Ok... I suppose I get your meaning... anaylising character traits and so on?
I suppose that not many poeple need to spell expelliarmus or lumos very often though, it might be more of an imagination thing!


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Old August 11th, 2007, 12:34 am
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Haha. I liked that reaction.

In my psych class, as our final project, we had to take a book (or a series of books) and analyze it from a psychological standpoint. I chose Harry Potter--all of the first six.

I think I scared my teacher, though. Because I went through each chapter, and you can imagine how long this analysis turned out. As a special addition, I included a short analysis, at the end of each folder (because each book took up a full binder!), of the movies.

Needless to say, I got the only perfect score.


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Old August 11th, 2007, 1:29 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

In a word yes, although as I live in canada the words I uses are british either way my english teacher like it


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:09 am
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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.

haha well, I'm American and I've always spelled things the British way (like colour) I'm not really sure how that came about!


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:10 am
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Re: Has reading the HP books improved your grammar?

And grey, instead of gray. My english teacher didn't get why I was doing that!


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Old August 11th, 2007, 3:12 am
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And grey, instead of gray. My english teacher didn't get why I was doing that!

I don't remember getting any flak from my teachers for my strange spelling...I must have modified it for spelling tests or something, I don't remember.

come to think of it, maybe that's why I never won the spelling bee


 
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