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Thanks, Vanessa. Your English is very good! May I make a suggestion?
We use passive verbs, I think, when we reflect on our lives, or when we write casually (that is, not for public consumption). I think this is what you are doing here.
However, if you wish to keep your reader's interest (particuarly in longer written pieces) don't forget to use a good percentage of ACTIVE verbs as well.
For example, your PS:
"Any comments/corrections are very welcome!"
"I welcome your comments and corrections."
Do you see? Passive verbs connote disengagement, lack of personal interest, perhaps lack of reponsibility--when used in EXCESS! Active verbs bring you, the author, into the center of the action. Make you sound more engaging.
I tend to use too many passive verbs myself when I'm writing, so I'm a fine one to talk! But I thought you might find it useful.
Peace and blessings.
Hi! My reaction to your blog is that this is a site for personal growth and happiness, connection and success! I don't think how your exact sentences are written is important, unless that's a big priority for you. I think you could even write in your first language, especially in your lessons and exercises, so that it's more about growth, than struggling with syntax.
But when you want to share and connect, as in a blog, then because most people read English, you can put the effort in there, so you can make friends and get feedback. But still, perfect isn't necessary. Just reaching out; sharing with us who you are; sharing your experience with the Tools...that's so welcome.
You seem to be a beautiful person. I hope you find wonderful support, changes you want, and exciting steps toward a great life, here.
I didn't notice but it's a really good point. Thanks a lot for the clear explanation and example. I'll pay attention to it in writing.
Thanks and blessings.
I get you point and agree with that. As it's one of my goals to be also to express myself better in English, I'll keep writing to share more.
Thanks for your comment & encouragements.
And I like colors, too.