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I'm a student from Saint-Petersburg (Russia). In November 2010 I was preparing for my TOEFL exam. Resources used by me for test preparation include British National Corpus, Cambridge Advanced Learner's dictionary, wiktionary.org, free part of official materials from here and here, anki (to learn new words, my current rate is about 60 words/day during the days completely devoted to enhancing my vocabulary). Recently I've passed my GRE (320 on verbal).

Now I'm in US and I continue to learn English. I've added tradukka to my list of resources.


Dec
28
asked “Do it very quickly” vs “do it ASAP”
Dec
28
revised “More perfect” versus “less imperfect”
edited tags
Dec
9
accepted Difference between “Archival record” and “Archive reference”
Dec
9
accepted Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
Dec
9
asked Difference between “Archival record” and “Archive reference”
Dec
4
answered Pronunciation of “Wiki”
Nov
27
awarded  Commentator
Nov
27
comment Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
@Tsuyoshi Ito, Robusto: According to "Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary" the "to" is a preposition, while indeed "while", "when" and "wherever" are conjunctions.
Nov
27
revised Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
Making the purpose of examples more clear
Nov
27
comment Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
@Robusto: Thank you for your fixes. I've applied them to the examples.
Nov
27
revised Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
one more fix to the examples
Nov
27
comment Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
@Robusto: Yes, I understand that many different prepositions can in principle follow "do your best". But I do have a problems with them only in the case, described above: i.e. when what I want to write using "Do your best <preposition> x." means "Deal with x as effectively as you can", like in the first 2 of your examples.
Nov
27
comment Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
Thank you, Martha. I've applied the fixes suggested by you.
Nov
27
revised Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
Applying the corrections, suggested in the comment by Martha and in the answer by Robusto.
Nov
27
comment “Spelt” vs. “spelled”
@ShreevatsaR Thank you. I've corrected the post.
Nov
27
revised “Spelt” vs. “spelled”
correction, suggested by a comment
Nov
27
answered “Balky”, “restive” and “stubborn” - what are the differences here?
Nov
27
awarded  Teacher
Nov
27
answered “Spelt” vs. “spelled”
Nov
27
revised Which prepositions should I use after “do your best”?
grammar fix, style fix