Learn to Write in English


Learn to Write in English

If you want to learn to write in English then it's good you found this page!


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Basic Sentence Structures in the English Language

English Punctuation Marks

Language Register – Formal, Informal, and Neutral Writing


General tips and advice

English Grammar Tips

Common Writing Mistakes in English

Common Grammar Mistakes in British English

Advanced ESL Writing, Top Five Mistakes

Differences between American and British English

How to Learn to Write in English

English parts of speech

English Parts of Speech

English Nouns

English Pronouns – Types of Pronouns and Pronoun/Antecedent Agreement

English Adjectives, Determiners and Order of Adjectives in a Sentence

Main Verbs, Auxiliary Verbs (Helping Verbs) and Compound Verbs

Stative Verbs and Dynamic Verbs

English Adverbs

English Participles

English parts of a sentence

Understanding the English Parts of a Sentence

English Subject

English Predicate

English Direct Object, Indirect Object and Object of the Preposition

English Transitive Verbs and Intransitive Verbs

English Linking Verbs

English Complements

English Grammar Phrases

English Nouns Phrases

English Verb Phrases

Figurative language

Figurative Language

Other aspects of writing

Contractions in English

Possessive Forms

Comma Splices

Interrupted Quotations (also Called Divided Quotations)


How to Learn to Write in English

How to Learn to Write in EnglishStudents 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 written English.

Grammar

The first point to remember is that grammar is more 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, books, podcasts, or CDs/DVDs. There are lots of options available.

Vocabulary

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 teacher.

The next point will also help with this.

Reading

Fifth, one of the best ways to learn to write in English is to read as much 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 seem right.

In conclusion

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!

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