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Common errors in English writing
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Contents: Common Errors in English writing Definite Article: the Clarity Dangling modifier and confusion Compound Adjectives Write as much as is appropriate
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Common Errors in English writing – 10 sources
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1. using an incorrect or inappropriate word. Don’t forget to eat your medicine. The rescuers drive helicopters to search the mountain. Doing exercises extremely could cause muscle sour . 2. the error results from a conflict between Chinese and English grammar. I very like English. – I like English very much. Because the weather was nice today, so we decided to go out. Although I was busy, but I helped him anyway. We are difficult to find a job these days.
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3. confusing common pairs of words. He went aboard to study English. The curriculum contains courses in computing. 4. using literal (word-for-word) translation of a phrase or concept that does not exist in English. Wish you have a success on the job interview. – good luck on your job interview. Healthy foods that contain vitamin B1 include : lentils, peas, brown rice, spinach
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5. Using grammatically correct expressions that do not exist in English - the expression sounds strange in English. We hope you achieve a success with your new book. 6. Using mixed or incorrect levels of formality . (the tone of one’s message must be consistent with the tone of the entire message as well as the purpose and the writer’s relationship to the reader) Should you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me immediately.
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7. Subject – Verb agreement Some of the houses was destroyed in the battle. 8. Informal writing or colloquial language Off course , I think this area is so important for our current society. You can see from the table easily that….
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9. Definite article – “the” The Mount Everest is the highest point of the world. 10. Confusion and unclarity – Dangling or misplaced modifiers / pronouns Having arrived late for practice, a written excuse was needed. A survey in 1996 revealed that the anti-science tag and antitheism has been attached to many other groups, but they did not exist after year of 2000.
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How to make an improvement? The most effective way of overcoming these errors is by learning English in a natural way and not simply memorizing grammar rules and English words and phrase. find materials suitable for your level, and read as much as possible . Reading is the best way to acquire new words, phrases, and expressions and review and reinforce the ones you already know. It also helps you learn new grammatical structures and sentence patterns. try to apply what you learn. Copy words, expressions, and sentence patterns you like and use them in your emails to help to increase your fluency and accuracy.
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Proofread carefully 1. Spelling 2. Verb forms 3. Punctuation 4. Pronoun agreement 5. Subject-verb agreement 6. Fragment 7. Parallel structure 8. Possessives 9. Shifts (voice – consistency with active or
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