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Hello Alison

Well its glad be working with you too ,I like Math Glossary its as you said its small jobs as parts but togther its huge job i think , I don't worry about Wiki code the challange i face is the english language cause its not my native language and I noticed that english is your native language so please check if there any language mistakes in my work on Math Glossary or even in my page this will be helpfull to me .


Nedal (talk)08:38, 4 April 2009


Your English is very good in that I can understand everything you write about. I really admire your willingness to work in a second language. I don't think I could do it!

I've never helped someone learn to speak or write English, but on thinking about it, it might be better for your learning if I give you some tips, rather than just revising everything.

MathGloss: I suggest finding definitions available on the internet and adapting. For the statistics pages that I worked on I found so many available definitions. By putting together pieces from many sites, I didn't feel that I needed to reference the work. I was also able to find a few sources with open copyright, in particular one that said "cite, where possible". This will give you a chance to work with correct English.

User Page: My first suggestion is to create sentences that end in a period. Note that in English the period directly follows the last word. A sentence is a hard thing to explain to someone, but it is the group of words that together convey a complete thought. In the write-up on your profile you have a comma at the end of the first sentence: "My name is Nedal Shatat ," Change the comma to a period and move it to right after Shatat and that sentence will be correct. Do the same for the next sentence: "I am math's teacher ," OK, so if you want to work on making sentences for the whole paragraph, I will come back to check it out.

I hope this is helpful. And again I salute your willingness to take on this challenge.

Your WikiNeighbor, Alison

ASnieckus (talk)09:47, 5 April 2009