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With best wishes #1 (permalink) Mon Feb 22, 2010 12:12 pm   With best wishes
 

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Hi,

Do you ever sit down and write a letter to someone? I don't mean send an email, send a text or use some other modern electronic medium. I mean actually put pen to paper and post a letter to someone. This was a the back of my mind when I sat down and wrote my latest newsletter - With best wishes.

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With best wishes #2 (permalink) Wed Mar 03, 2010 19:51 pm   With best wishes
 

Hello dear Alan!

What a amazing essay!

It loaded me with positive energy and made me feel good!

Thank you very much!

I like all the essays but this one is brilliant!

Best regards!
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With best wishes #3 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:30 am   With best wishes
 

My teacher Alan,

could you pronouce the bellow words for me please:

obvious - suspension of disbelief - verisimilitude - indulge - Island Discs - celebrity - inexhaustible - a wind - marooned - humorous novelists - collabrator - occasions - higgledy - piggledy - philanthropist - tail - recipient - cough - adhesive - monarch - convetional.

BTW, i love your essays!!!

waiting for your response.

big warm hug.
Noor.
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With best wishes #4 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 10:09 am   With best wishes
 

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Hi Noor,

Glad you liked the essay. These words and expressions are used in a recent newsletter:

obvious - suspension of disbelief - verisimilitude - indulge - desert island Discs - celebrity - inexhaustible - a wind - marooned - humorous novelists - collaborator - occasions - higgledy - piggledy - philanthropist - tail - recipient - cough - adhesive - monarch - conventional.

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With best wishes #5 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:08 am   With best wishes
 

My Teacher Alan,

Thank you very much i really appreciated..

Regards,
Noor..
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in/at the beginning #6 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 15:48 pm   in/at the beginning
 

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Hello Alan,
I would like to express my big thanks to you for the very exciting lesson.
And by the way, I have a question for you. I often see "at the beginning..."
but in the letter you sent me, i've read and found "in the beginning".
Please help to explain me this phrase! Thanks in advance.
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With best wishes #7 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 18:50 pm   With best wishes
 

Hi Hothu,

'In the beginning' suggests 'initially' or at first' but 'at the beginning' is usually followed by a word or words describing a time or an event as: At the beginning of the concert the audience applauded/At the beginning of our holiday it started to rain.

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With best wishes #8 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 18:53 pm   With best wishes
 

Hi Hotu,

In addition to Alan's explanation you might also read this: In vs. At (In the beginning vs At the beginning)

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With best wishes #9 (permalink) Thu Mar 04, 2010 19:14 pm   With best wishes
 

Hi Alan,
For sure that was one your best, really glad to read it. Appreciate it my friend. :-)

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With best wishes #10 (permalink) Sat Mar 06, 2010 13:44 pm   With best wishes
 

Thanks much for your help, Alan and Torsten!
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With best wishes #11 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 14:42 pm   With best wishes
 

Thanks a lot Alan for this beautiful message..As you says,nothing can take over a real letter.I am currently living in Mexico..Out here,
it's very hard to get Chaucer stuff.I mean,listening..Do you know a specialised bookstore in London?Middle Englidh.course..My senior son is currently living in London.Although,you and I both are devoted to letters,please,send an email to..jroman_3@hotmail.com..
Thanks in advance.Andrew Romano.
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With best wishes #12 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 15:42 pm   With best wishes
 

Hi Andrew,

Thank you for your message. The bookstore in London that has every type of book you could want is Foyles - www.foyles.co.uk but of course you can get most books through amazon online.

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With best wishes #13 (permalink) Sun Mar 07, 2010 16:29 pm   With best wishes
 

Dear alan,
thanks a lot for your essays;the last one is brilliant; i really appreciated it.
I don't write letters any more;I 'm devoted to e-mails now :times have changed.............This year, I wrote one letter to my husband ( although we live together in the same house) for the Ste valentine.........
He thought it was a letter of advice and reproaches;( I usually do that when we are cross...........) Guess what he did? He put in the bin without reading it.No more letters...........
Bes regards,
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With best wishes #14 (permalink) Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:02 am   With best wishes
 

HiRosette,

If want to write a letter for you husband first you have to change the color of the paper your using for the letter like pink, second write love subject , in the end you have to put one beutiful red flower and small gift for him.. believe me he will read it!!!!!

Regards,

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With best wishes #15 (permalink) Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:34 am   With best wishes
 

Hi Rosette,

I think your husband didn't mean to do it. Perhaps he didn't know that was your letter. Why don't you try to talk with him about your problems and you both solve them together?

Hope you will get through this :).

Regards,

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