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I fell in love with English at age 16 when visiting London and I'm still fascinated by it.

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comment Formal saxon genitive usage
do you mean to say that I should check the usage of a plural form when the sentence starts with a singular noun? I know about it, thank you. No, what sounds haughty is your last sentence in the first comment. I surely could have read the whole answer with greater care, still making a mistake is something which may occur even to the best. For example, one may write "especially" with one "l" only, but that is clearly a typo.
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comment Formal saxon genitive usage
I surely apologize for wrongly assuming a spelling mistake. It's the first time I've ever heard such an expression, even in its Latin form, and I can assure you that Latin expressions are frequently used in Italian, as they are normally easy to grasp. And in the end, there's no need to sound haughty in one's remarks.
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revised Formal saxon genitive usage
my mistake in assuming a spelling error
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spelling
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revised Are there any practices to use onomatopoeia in English for describing the degree of joyfulness / funniness by laughter and sorrow by crying?
spelling mistake
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comment “At least one” - singular or plural subject?
I agree with @Bradd Szonye about Ngrams (which I don't like), but this question is absolutely too basic for this forum, as there is no doubt that the subject of the sentence is "one"; the title is ill-suited, "at least" is not at stake here, it could be "at least some of them", "at least two of them" and it would make all the difference in the world.
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comment Unorthodox article placement
Although I haven't had the chance of playing grammar games with a native speaker while growing up, I am under the impression that your example is not grammatically correct. As far as I know, the only correct construct is the first cited by the OP, even when the sentence is followed by another clause introduced by "that".
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comment Slash in the years
I don't think this is what the poster meant. In Europe we frequently use the slash to separate two different years, so I suppose he meant the years 2000 and 2001, and the years 2001 and 2002. This is the way school years are indicated, for example, as they do not start in January and extend over the months of two different years. Besides, the habit of indicating months after years is typically American but not much understood elsewhere.
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comment Can we use future continuous in the following sentence?
I'd say "In the future, please let us know in due time if there are any issues. This is the last time I'll remind you about/of this."
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comment Can we use future continuous in the following sentence?
I don't think any of the expressions you suggest about "remind" is the one you should be using. However, reading the rest of the instructions I'm under the impression there's a lot to be changed, and that the verb "remind" is not the most serious problem...