English Language Reference Desk

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those grammars in english are often confusing and difficult to remember. what make things worse is that i often mistake one for another. what should i do?(The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs) )

Practice makes perfect. I had this trouble with German, but practicing the grammar lessons and reviewing the grammar lessons always helped me out. -Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:18, 30 January 2018 (UTC)
Don't be afraid to make mistakes! You will make mistakes but that is the only way to learn. English can be difficult. What is your native language? —Justin (koavf)TCM 00:24, 30 January 2018 (UTC)