I love reading everyone’s stories but they are all in such good English. I want to tell you my story but my English is not good enough.
You won’t believe this, but hearing people who write to the newspaper/magazine problem pages do not write in perfect English either. Often letters are shortened, made clearer or even rewritten in a different way. (sometimes the agony aunt refers to this – for example – ‘in your longer letter you say…..’). As a former teacher of deaf children and adults I am used to reading ‘deaf English’, English written in BSL, or just topsy turvy sentences. The meaning is often still very clear.
Someone told me years ago to sign the letter / email etc to myself and it would become clearer what the person was trying to say and that turned out to be very good advice. So please don’t worry about your English, I will understand it perfectly!