I'm sorry if this questions are not supposed to be posted here. But I was really wondering about this. I'm a non native speaker who is suffering from English and I was really glad to find this site cause I really needed someone who could answer my questions related to English especially from native speakers who can intuitively tell if a usage is natural or not.

I was wondering if people who answer the questions are mostly native speakers.

Thank you!

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    IMHO, I believe that native speakers are not always necessarily the best people who can answer a given question on ELL. This may sound a bit too strong, but I humbly believe so. It's true that native speakers have several advantages, but so do non-native speakers. In my humble opinion, two groups of people who can answer your questions best are native speakers who understand your first language and non-native speakers who share the same first language with you and have achieved a certain level of proficiency. (A right mindset and good teaching/explanation skill would be a big plus.) – Damkerng T. Feb 21 '16 at 4:24
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  • @Damkerng T. I see your point! I think so too but I was just wondering! Thanks anyway:) – JoAnn Feb 21 '16 at 4:33
  • You're welcome! BTW, welcome to ELL! – Damkerng T. Feb 21 '16 at 4:35
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    Ordinarily, you'll get a mix of both. Sometimes it's hard to tell which is which. If you want both perspectives, avoid accepting an answer prematurely. – J.R. Feb 21 '16 at 11:40
  • +1 for "suffering from English". As a parent with children learning to read and write, I feel this. – Easy Tiger Feb 22 '16 at 12:35
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    I am a native speaker miserably afflicted with English. I blame ... England? – Jim Reynolds Feb 23 '16 at 12:22

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