Tips for Writing

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chrysan
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Post by chrysan » Sat Sep 30, 2006 5:03 pm

simple words,rich information! i am making efforts.

jennybedwell
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Post by jennybedwell » Sun Nov 19, 2006 7:05 pm

Hi there,

I sympathise with everyone having problems trying to write correctly in English, but you are not alone.

Most native speakers of English have trouble with spelling too.

If anyone is looking for specific writing practice to help with the IELTS exam, I have just set up a website for this purpose.

You can find the site at http://www.successatielts.com

It has lots of self-study online exercises, writing tips and practice exam questions with full answer key for instant feedback.

You can sample one module for FREE but if you want to access more there is a small fee I'm afriad.

Please take a look and let me know if you find it useful.

Best wishes,

Jenny Bedwell
EFL Teacher & Materials Writer

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reges
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help me, please !

Post by reges » Tue Jan 16, 2007 12:33 pm

Why the correct is

You have no messages in this folder.
and not :
You not have messages in this folder

Thank you very much !

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Post by jennybedwell » Thu Jan 18, 2007 1:14 pm

Hello,

To make a negative sentence in English you need to use the auxiliary verb 'do'. So to make your second example correct it should be:

You do not have any new messages ...

Often, we contract 'do not' so that it becomes 'don't'.

Eg. You don't have any new messages ...

Your first example is correct because it uses 'no' to make the sentence negative. Therefore, 'don't' is not necessary.

You have no new messages (correct)
You don't have no new messages (incorrect)

Note, you can also 'haven't got' for this sentence. This form is more commonly used in spoken British English.

Eg You haven't got any new messages ...

Hope this helps!

Jenny Bedwell
ELT Teacher/Writer
http://www.successatielts.com

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reges
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Post by reges » Fri Jan 19, 2007 10:33 am

Hello,

I am understood and tanks for so complete reply !!!

Reges A. Silva

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Post by alpargata » Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:19 am

reges wrote:
I am understood and tanks for so complete reply !!!
I don't mean to be a nuisance, but I think what you meant to say was something along these lines:

"I understand. Thanks for such a complete reply!"

I hope this helps...

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by dreamyxo » Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:28 pm

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by denvinbo » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:10 am

I write an essay everyday......so it's not only improve the vocabulary, but also the grammar.. :D :D

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by thomasz » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:41 am

My ENGLISH WILL IMPROVE TO WRITING AND SPELLING.

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by emilykorea » Thu Jun 26, 2008 3:06 pm

thanks for sharing..

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