Learn to Write in English
If you want to learn to
write in English then it's good you found this page!
Start right here:
Basic Sentence Structures in the English Language
English Punctuation MarksLanguage Register – Formal, Informal, and Neutral Writing
Common Writing Mistakes in English
Grammar Mistakes in British English
Writing, Top Five Mistakes
between American and British English
How to Learn to Write in English
General tips and advice
English parts of speech
Parts of Speech
Pronouns – Types of Pronouns and Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement
Adjectives, Determiners and Order of Adjectives in a Sentence
Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs (Helping Verbs) and Compound Verbs
Verbs and Dynamic Verbs
English parts of a sentence
the English Parts of a Sentence
Direct Object, Indirect Object and Object of the Preposition
Transitive Verbs and Intransitive Verbs
Figurative languageFigurative Language
Other aspects of writingContractions in EnglishPossessive FormsComma Splices
Interrupted Quotations (also Called Divided Quotations)
How to Learn
to Write in English
who are learning English often learn to speak first, and then they want
to learn to write in English.
What is the best way of achieving this?
Well, assuming you:
- know the alphabet
- write at least basic sentences
Then there are 5
major points to take into consideration if you want to improve your
The first point to remember is that grammar
important when you are writing than when you are speaking
Usually, when you write something, it is for a particular reason, for
example to apply for a job or write a letter of complaint.
In these cases you are trying to create a positive impression.
Verbal language is changing more quickly than written language, so
there are instances of "street language" where even native English
speakers use incorrect grammar.
This isn't the case in written language, where the language is usually
more formal and more structured.
So you really need to practice your grammar and do lots of exercises
to improve your knowledge and use of grammar.
This can be done by taking a class, by hiring a tutor
or by self-study
using the internet
or CDs/DVDs. There are lots of options available.
Second, if you have a limited vocabulary
this will become more evident in written English because your words are
concentrated together in one place.
So try to increase your vocabulary to improve your writing.
There are many ways to do that, but you may need to try a few
techniques before you find one that suits you.
Have your work checked
Third, you will not be able to improve your written English unless you
have someone check your work.
Write as much as you can and ask someone to look at it. Whether it's a
teacher, a co-worker or a friend, ask them to look at your work and show you any mistakes
This is very important, since if you don't know you are making
mistakes, you will not be able to correct them.
Style and register
Fourth, there are different styles of English.
Different registers (levels of formality) apply to different kinds of
texts and this makes writing English difficult sometimes.
To learn to write in English you really need to become aware of these
styles. There are books to help you if you do not have an English
The next point will also help with this.
Fifth, one of the best ways to learn to write in English is to read
as possible, in as many styles as possible.
The more you read, the more different styles of writing and the more
vocabulary you will be exposed to.
You will start to know intuitively what feels right and what doesn't
It's not really something you can achieve in Immediately, but with
hard, efficient work and gradual improvement you should
definitely get there.
This section has many different articles and resource to help you do
just that – learn to write in English!