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

simple words,rich information! i am making efforts.

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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,

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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!

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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

If you want to practice writing go to this site You can connect with people all over the world and talk about what interests you. Don't be afraid there are many non English speaking people as well who go there for the same thing.
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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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Post by thomasz » Thu Jun 05, 2008 1:41 am

My ENGLISH WILL IMPROVE TO WRITING AND SPELLING.

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

thanks for sharing..

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Post by sanil » Tue Jan 06, 2009 1:29 pm

Thanks for the tips. it's really help me.

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Post by justme » Wed May 20, 2009 5:34 pm

thanx everyone for this thread i got a many thing ...
i am new here and want to write good english but some time when i write my point of view i feel hesitate and i comprehand that i write rong sentence often i check them and feel rest that i have to write better...
but mostly i am not setisfy about my writing and problem is that i have no good tuter they help me and check my writing ....
so anybony can help me ?
how i check my self ?
how i setisfied myself ?
pleace give me any tips for my setisfaction .......
thank you very much !
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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by frdsmth » Mon May 25, 2009 7:04 am

People respect high quality writing. If you deliver your work in a strong and error-free package, people take you seriously. Your message comes through clearly.

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by partners » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:06 pm

hi all,
i am wait for tips...

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by englishhelps » Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:26 am

There's one tip I can give you. When you're writing, K.I.S.S.

K.I.S.S is a simple idea. It means keep it short and simple. If you're writing, don't focus too much on using big words. Your message will get lost in the transition and chances of you making a mistake will be bigger as well.

Also, you really have to practice. Even if you're just posting in forums and not typing an official document, write properly. This helps you develop the muscle memory that can be helpful when you're typing. For example, if you're used to capitalizing every start of a sentence, your hands' muscles will get used to it and will do it without you really thinking about it.

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Post by englishhelps » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:37 pm

alexisj wrote:Thanks for sharing those cool tips guys.. That was really helpful as to the nature of my work where I face the net making blogs and posting articles, for in blogging there's really a need for bloggers to create content that's some like original. Even though some of the topics or I'd say information were all net sourced, there are usually times where you need to revised it, to come up with an originality. And in posting any topics, correct grammar should be considered.
I also do some article writing online as a job. It's not wrong to use the net as resources because a major part of writing is researching. Don't be afraid to use resources. However, plagiarism is a crime so make sure that you're just using your resources for research and not for copying.

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Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 01, 2009 4:17 pm

If you're writing, make sure that spell checker is on when you're using MS Word. This helps you make sure that everything is done correctly. You'll also see errors that you didn't know was an error so it helps a lot.

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Post by englishhelps » Sun Jul 12, 2009 1:32 pm

If you're writing, it's good to follow these simple steps:

1. Make your point
2. Explain
3. Give examples
4. Go back to your point to close

This will help you make your piece short but concise.

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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by englishhelps » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:06 am

A good tip is also to write with music in the background. It works for me if I'm listening to some slow jams music. It inspires me. Experiment first to see which genre of music works for you. It's just like working out!

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Post by englishhelps » Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:05 am

Write with emotions! A powerful piece should make the readers feel what you are feeling when you are writing your piece. Also, this will help you write better since you're writing from the heart as well as from the mind.

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Post by englishhelps » Tue Aug 04, 2009 10:19 am

A good tip is to write what you know about so that the ideas will flow freely. If you have to write something that you're not familiar about, research! :)

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Post by englishhelps » Sat Sep 05, 2009 5:00 pm

Since the advent of the Internet, we spend a lot of time typing online that we sometimes have a hard time writing using a pen and paper. It's good to practice every now and then.

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Post by LayLay » Sun Jan 03, 2010 2:41 pm

Can read English newspapers and magazines, listen to English songs or programs can also join efforts foreigners interaction enhancing English skills are a good way. {-:

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Post by clevermae » Wed Feb 02, 2011 6:51 am

My most important piece of advice is: "Do something (anything). If you don't do anything, you won't get anywhere. Make it your hobby, not a chore, but above all have fun!"

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Post by GreekParis » Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:09 pm

A great draft when writing essays or articles, it was taught by my English teacher .



Make a big circle at the centre of the paper then draw lines as to make it look like a hedgehog, then at the end of each line draw another smaller circle. Each smaller circle represents a paragraph or a perspective of the main theme, which you have written it at the centre of the big circle.

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Post by cahillcahill » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:21 am

Try to find incorrect spelled words in others' posts. Tell them to correct those mistakes or not is your choice, but practice to see mistakes in writing can help you a lot. Try to make your own way of writing. Goodluck.

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Post by albertbrine » Sat Mar 03, 2012 5:51 am

Hello Everyone,
I was just searching over the internet that how to Learn English & also how to write it. So after suffering various websites I came to here.As mentioned above the link http://www.englishclub.com/writing/ is not opening. So anybody would help me to write perfect English?

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Post by Joe » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:52 pm

Albert: that link is opening for me. Are you still having trouble?

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Post by albertbrine » Thu Jun 14, 2012 1:21 pm

No but give me a another link for writing english right way ?

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Post by firouzalam » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:35 am

Pirate wrote:Hello everyone,

This is one part of the series "Tips for learning English". The series is today created in the sake of collecting and assembling tips which come from English learners. Post your own tips which really work :!: Other members can learn from them, and if necessary we could discuss :idea:

You are in the WRITING section 8) .

"Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words or he will certainly misunderstand them."
John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)

English Writing lessons: http://www.englishclub.com/writing/
Hello Pirate, my favorite writing tips is 'writing accurately', because accurate writing makes
our writing not only factually and grammatically correct but also ensures that readers can easily understand our ideas.

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Post by neiltalkshop » Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:20 am

In writing, choose a topic that you really love.
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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by writing » Thu May 01, 2014 4:18 pm

For writing, two things will not only help you but also will improve your writing skills.

1. Think & Think
2 Make Blue Print/Outline

First process the topic in your mind and decide the points which you are going to write. Then make an outline with the most important points. These points will be like the sub-headings which you can elaborate.

Happy Writing :)

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Post by scherfjack » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:09 am

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Post by ritzkevin » Fri Sep 11, 2015 3:14 pm

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Post by Krisi » Sat Jan 09, 2016 11:47 am

writerone wrote:I learn by reading and writing. Each writer has their own writing style. If the reader can understand what is wrote then the writer did good since there is no perfect. But in time is it possible to (master) the art of writing? I only see the understanding of the writing by the subject and not the words precisely. Each word has it's own meaning within the piece. And I will never understand where the reader will interpret what they thought the writer was writing? Why write if the reader is going to interpret.

Most of the time the writer knows what they are writing about, and sometimes they don't, I have been there. writerone {-:
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It's very important for the writer to understand what (s)he is writing first so that the reader can easily get to the bottom of what the writer is really trying to express.
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Re: Tips for Writing

Post by Blooms » Mon Feb 20, 2017 3:59 pm

Here are a few writting tips:

1. Use exclamation marks (!) to show anger or surpise but don't use them in formal essays/writting.

2. Use semi colons (;) when linking together two clsoely related sentences, for example:

I have a big test tomorrow; I can't go out tonight.

3. Use colons (:) when you area bout to start a list or a qoutation.

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