How to Learn English Faster

  1.Do work with small sets of words. When you are trying to learn new words, don’t work from a giant list of vocabulary. Learn only a few words at a time and do not move on until you really know those words. 2.Do label everything in your home. Put a label on everything in […]

How to Spell Commonly Misspelled Words

  1.Remember a few spelling rules. Though English isn’t known for its consistency, learning a few spelling rules can go a long way. For example: “I” before “e” except after “c” or when sounded like “a” as in “neighbor” and “weigh.” Some exceptions to this rule are “weird” (which is kind of weird, right?), “their,” […]

How to Improve Your Handwriting-Part 2

  Key Points Move your entire arm rather than just your hand when writing. Hold your pen or pencil comfortably, not too tight or too loose. Practice drawing basic shapes like lines and circles. Try using different pencils and pens. Practice the alphabet until you perfect each letter. Write sets of words once you feel […]

How to Improve Your Handwriting-Part 1

  Key Points Move your entire arm rather than just your hand when writing. Hold your pen or pencil comfortably, not too tight or too loose. Practice drawing basic shapes like lines and circles. Try using different pencils and pens. Practice the alphabet until you perfect each letter. Write sets of words once you feel […]

How to Use Than and Then

Many times people misuse the words “than” and “then.” Whether this confusion happens because the words are pronounced similarly or because people simply don’t know the difference between the words, it is important to know in which situations to choose each word. As a general rule, use “than” to indicate comparison and “then” to indicate time. Practice […]

How to Use “Etc.” Correctly

  1.Use “et cetera” to mean “and so forth” as well as “all items of the same class.“Et cetera is used as a short way to say, “and so forth”, “and so on”, or “and other things”, and is also used to describe a list without listing everything. However, it’s important that the items in […]

How to Use “i.e.” Versus “e.g.”

  The abbreviations “i.e.” and “e.g.” are commonly misused. Many people do not know what they stand for. This article will improve your understanding of these abbreviations and their proper use. /Distinguishing Between i.e. and e.g./ 1.Understand what the abbreviations stand for. “i.e.” is an abbreviation of the Latin words id est, which means “that […]

How to Use “That” and “Which” Correctly

/Distinguishing Between a Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clause/ 1.Determine what a restrictive clause is. The key to knowing if you need to use “which” or “that” in a sentence is deciding if you need to create a restrictive or non-restrictive clause. A restrictive clause is one that sets limits on the subject of the sentence. A […]

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly-Part 5

/Miscellaneous Punctuation Marks/ 1.Use the double quotation mark ( “ ) to enclose a direct quotation derived from either a spoken or written source. Generally speaking, quotation marks are used to denote that the information is a quote. In other words, whether you’re recreating someone’s verbal speech or simply re-writing something that they wrote elsewhere, […]

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly-Part 4

/Apostrophes/ 1.Use the apostrophe together with the letter s to indicate possession. The apostrophe (” ‘ “) has a variety of uses for conveying the concept of possession. Be aware of the difference in using an apostrophe with singular or plural nouns. A singular noun will use the apostrophe before the “s” (‘s), whereas the […]

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