How to Master The English Language?

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English is the most popular language in the world. That's why demand of learning this language properly is more and more increasing. From the basic knowledge in elementary school, many people still make simple technical errors with similar words, which causes a lot of problems.

 

You will see that people begin to struggle with words that sound similar even though their spellings are different. Take for example words like "their, they're and there, its and it's"; these are some of those that cause a lot of problems to those who cannot spell them properly. This forces one to determine the word according to its context or else one must check the dictionary which is actually the best option. People who do very well with spellings are not genius or more intelligent, it only shows that the person has greater talent in this area.

 

The same goes for punctuations and also grammar which is taught as basic language in English. When the time comes for applying it, people start finding some difficulties. The grammatical rules start to waver because they will differ from one book to the next. That is why if you know you are one of those not very strong in this line, the best thing would be to consult the language experts to do the proofreading for you before you present any work to the audience.

 

Don't feel shy, about your situation. Very well known writers are also able to make mistakes and that is why it is important to check your work before sending it out in order to detect any errors, if you are writing anything from emails to newsletters. The best method is to read each sentence one by one and separate from the main paragraph to avoid carrying the same meaning of the other sentences.

 

Many people also do not know how to use apostrophes properly since they have no idea that apostrophes are meant to denote possession, as in: Susan's car and the Smiths' home.

 

Reading your work audibly will help you to see the mistakes easily because they will stand out more prominently even though this method might be a bit slow.

 

Whenever you see a grammatical error, spelling mistakes or incorrect punctuation check your dictionary. If you feel like referring to the English teacher or librarian it should actually be a good idea if you think the dictionary cannot help you.

 

Having a good command of English language will make you improve your communication skills. At the same time, people will admire your meticulous language, because those who will come across your work will not have any difficulty in understanding your ideas.

 

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This article was published on 2010/08/14