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    new web site

    Hi,

    I have a site about hot beverages \"www.hot-beverages.com\"
    There is a section regarding coffee and coffee drinks.
    I would appriciate some comments

    Thanks!

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    Simple, straightforward site but to look professional I would get rid of the ad bar by google.

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    Hello Josip1978:

    Thank you for letting us see your web site. It's obvious that you put a lot of hard work into creating it.

    At first glance, your web site looked very colorful and interesting, but then I started reading some of the text......

    Based on the parts that I read, I quickly noticed that there are a lot of grammatical errors in your writing. I'm guessing that English is your second language.

    The first three words in your first paragraph grabbed my attention right away, and as I read on, I realized that I should encourage you to think about finding someone to help you proofread your text and correct any errors in grammar, word choice, and clarity of meaning.

    Here is some of what you wrote on your web page:

    "No matter you have guests and you want to surprise them with something they'll ask where did you learn this (In this case I suggest you to search for alcoholic drink recipes), or you just want to have something tasteful for yourself. Please continue surfing thru hot beverages web site and I am guarantee you that I have many mixed drink recipes that you will enjoy."

    I believe that as you re-read what you've written, you will find some of the errors on your own. I hope you will want to make the corrections so your web page will look as professional as possible.

    Respectfully,

    Rose

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    It seems to be an information only site. It's pretty well put together with good info.

    There's no indication as to where the author of the website is located, but judging from what I read, I'm going to go out on a limb and say........ either Netherlands, Germany or Austria. Or maybe somewhere in Scandanavia even?

    I hope I'm right, how can we find out?
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    Hi,

    Hey - maybe we should ask josip1978

    I'm not sure now, but I would have guessed that the author is from a country in Asia, possibly a country such as China, Korea, or even Japan or Vietnam.

    It's seems like he or she has studied the English language for a number of years.

    Rose

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    I dunno........... you might be missing something Rlose. Check out the recipes page and how they use commas instead of decimal points. Also the spelling of Vienna as Wienna is another clue.

    Because European countries are so small and close together, they grow up learning several languages, especially in Holland, where they speak Dutch, French, English, some German, etc.

    Then again, maybe I'm way off......... and it's possible that Josip1978 won't be back to enlighten us.

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    Ed,

    Maybe you have to train your Firefox to behave.

    I may have missed something....I was going by the writing on the first page. I didn't venture too far into the recipe pages. Many people have an ongoing problem with subject verb agreement when they're first trying to learn the English language. The author could be from any where on the globe.

    I hope we'll hear from Josip1978 soon.

    Is this considered hijacking another forum thread?

    Rose

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    Rose,

    I think that as long as we're still on the topic of the original post, it's okay and things shouldn't get out of control. This topic is still about josip1978's website, www.hot-beverages.com

    One of my pet peeves is the use of the word then where than should be used.
    An excerpt taken from the hot beverages website:
    "The northern people drinks more coffee then anyone". In this case, than should be used, versus then.

    Some common examples to remember:

    Than - Greater than; less than; better than; worse than.
    Then - Until then; before then; and then; and then again.

    A pound of green coffee beans does not weigh more than a pound of roasted coffee beans.
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    Hello Mr. Biscotto!

    Many people have a hard time with "than vs. then" and lots of people also have problems with "there, they're, and their." Those kinds of careless mistakes are pet peeves of mine too.

    Whenever I see a lot of glaring spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors on a web site, I immediately question the credibility of the site's information (and it's authors).

    More importantly, when I see such errors on an on-line store's web pages, I quickly move on to visit another site. I figure if they don't take the time and effort to proofread their writing, then they're very likely to be careless with my order too.

    Also, when I go to click on a web site's links and they don't work ... I'll move on to visit (and order from) another site. One of the rules of web page authoring is to always test the page's links on a regular basis. It can mean the difference between getting a customer's business or losing it.

    Rose

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    Re: new web site

    Quote Originally Posted by josip1978
    Hi,

    I have a site about hot beverages "www.hot-beverages.com"
    There is a section regarding coffee and coffee drinks.
    I would appriciate some comments

    Thanks!
    Hi josip1978,
    I liked your site a lot, it is very informative and is packed with information and some nice images which indicates a lot of hard work and research, and the site has minimal non-intrusive advertising. It is apparent that English is your second language, and that being the case I think you have done very well with it. The meaning is perfectly understandable despite a few small mistakes and awkwardness of phrasing, keep up the good work.
    I wonder how many of the people commenting on your mistakes can speak a second language themselves? It certainly isn't easy to learn another language other than your mother tongue as I can attest from my own long tussle to learn French.
    Nickmuso

 

 
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