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I found studying French helped me understand English grammar much better
 
Poll: How many languages do you speak?
Just my native language
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Annael
Half-elven


May 10, 3:27pm


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I found studying French helped me understand English grammar much better [In reply to] Can't Post

especially verb tenses. I don't remember ever being taken through verb tenses in English beyond past, present, future. Certainly no one ever explained the future subjunctive to me until I encountered it in French class!

Subject User Time
How many languages do you speak? wonderinglinguist Send a private message to wonderinglinguist May 6, 5:59pm
    Just two BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox May 6, 6:02pm
        Kiire Black Fox hüppas üle laisa koera. // Bracegirdle Send a private message to Bracegirdle May 25, 3:58am
            Nice! BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox May 25, 7:59am
                Ok Must Rebane Bracegirdle Send a private message to Bracegirdle May 25, 3:11pm
                    Another riddle, you say? BlackFox Send a private message to BlackFox May 25, 3:30pm
    Hyperpolyglot wonderinglinguist Send a private message to wonderinglinguist May 6, 6:23pm
    well Annael Send a private message to Annael May 6, 6:52pm
        also Annael Send a private message to Annael May 7, 1:01am
        "I have also studied Italian and German and can ask simple questions in both." Moahunter Send a private message to Moahunter May 7, 10:32pm
            That's the hardest part! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 8, 12:00am
            the interesting thing is Annael Send a private message to Annael May 8, 3:02pm
                Kids get on fine in any language! Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 8, 7:19pm
                Well, it depends Elanor of Rohan Send a private message to Elanor of Rohan May 8, 7:28pm
                    Well, a great many Americans have difficulty with grammar in English!// Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 8, 11:12pm
                        I found studying French helped me understand English grammar much better Annael Send a private message to Annael May 10, 3:27pm
    Only English, though I know a little German malickfan Send a private message to malickfan May 6, 6:52pm
    English of course Elanor of Rohan Send a private message to Elanor of Rohan May 6, 6:56pm
    I said two, but it's squishy. Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 6, 8:09pm
        Would you count Middle English as a foreign language? Elanor of Rohan Send a private message to Elanor of Rohan May 6, 8:15pm
            I think it's amazing wonderinglinguist Send a private message to wonderinglinguist May 6, 9:31pm
                I studied Latin and Ancient Greek at high school Elanor of Rohan Send a private message to Elanor of Rohan May 6, 9:38pm
                Chaucerian English is close enough Aunt Dora Baggins Send a private message to Aunt Dora Baggins May 7, 1:03am
            Never be ashamed of being too bookish! DaughterofLaketown Send a private message to DaughterofLaketown May 6, 10:39pm
                I must be pretty bookish too since I have heard of every book you mentioned DaughterofLaketown Send a private message to DaughterofLaketown May 6, 10:40pm
            Elanor, have you read Le Morte d'Arthur Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor May 6, 11:08pm
                I didn't unfortunately Elanor of Rohan Send a private message to Elanor of Rohan May 7, 10:14am
                    I find Middle English easier to read Meneldor Send a private message to Meneldor May 8, 12:13am
    Fluently, just English. Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai May 6, 8:23pm
    Since the standard is 'conversant'... Arandiel Send a private message to Arandiel May 6, 8:48pm
        yes, if they'd asked "what languages can you SING in" Annael Send a private message to Annael May 12, 4:47pm
            Yeah Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone May 12, 5:13pm
    I've tried very hard... Elizabeth Send a private message to Elizabeth May 6, 10:31pm
    But I am learning French and Latin DaughterofLaketown Send a private message to DaughterofLaketown May 6, 10:38pm
    For me... cats16 Send a private message to cats16 May 7, 12:38am
        Elvish wonderinglinguist Send a private message to wonderinglinguist May 7, 1:01am
            Thanks. :) cats16 Send a private message to cats16 May 7, 1:22am
    Nowadays, just my native English Elarie Send a private message to Elarie May 7, 1:30am
    Three, I'd say Angharad73 Send a private message to Angharad73 May 7, 10:40am
    Dialects? Lurker in the Mirk Send a private message to Lurker in the Mirk May 7, 3:10pm
    Well… SaulComposer Send a private message to SaulComposer May 8, 12:58am
    I'll go with 3. Darkstone Send a private message to Darkstone May 8, 1:17pm
    Five arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer May 11, 1:46am
    Because of the specified fluency level Escapist Send a private message to Escapist May 11, 2:00am
    I can speak two languages sam90 Send a private message to sam90 May 14, 4:43pm
        Amazing! arithmancer Send a private message to arithmancer May 14, 6:44pm
        What an accomplishment DaughterofLaketown Send a private message to DaughterofLaketown May 14, 6:53pm
    My native English, but... Patty Send a private message to Patty May 14, 7:36pm

 
 
 

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