Originally Posted by CatPat
I scored a 94 in my remedial English test today. I use the word "of" too much. My Prof stayed with me after class to help me with this problem. She likes me very much and I like her! Am I doing this better?
Your English is much improved, Cat. I think many of us noticed your use (or overuse) of the word "of". I'll admit it was kind of cute, but it will help you get better grades in English to not use it as much.
Another improvement I'll suggest: rather than the word "shall", try using "will" instead. "Shall" isn't incorrect, but it's more of an old fashioned word that's fallen out of use, or at least in the US. The British continue to occasionally use "shall", although I think it's becoming more rare over there as well.
So where you say...
"I shall inherit this condominium from DA one day. I shall keep the main floor and the upstairs for guests but I shall continue to live down here. "
...you could instead say:
"I will (or I'll, for short) inherit this this condominium from DA one day. I'll keep the main floor and the upstairs for guests but will continue to live down here."
Interesting blog post here: