Writing is far more challenging than speaking. Observe and you’ll know. Many more can speak well than who can write well. Even proficient writers face blank-screen syndrome (struggle to get started). Nothing of that sort happens in speaking.
1. How widely is English language used?
1.1 How many people speak English?
English is the most widely-spoken language in the world. Here is a comparison of number of speakers (native + non-native) of most-spoken languages:
This post contains a comprehensive list of rules which will cover almost all subject-verb agreement situations.
(Note that my comments are enclosed in square brackets () throughout this post.)
Here are the 16 rules:
All of us read something or the other every day. Can we make use of a small part of that reading to improve our English language skills – mainly written English, but to some extent spoken English as well – at a much faster rate than we currently are?
Yes, we can. (The similarity of this sentence to Mr. Obama’s 2008 election slogan is purely coincidental.)
Through reading slowly and attentively, crawling in other words. If you can make crawling a regular habit, you’ll improve your English language skills at a much faster clip than your peers.
Non-native speakers mispronounce by the dozen every day. Even fluent speakers. Even those working in high-paying white-collar jobs.
Why can’t they correct these pronunciation mistakes? Why have they been repeating these mistakes for years, even decades.
The answer is this question: will they take corrective steps when they don’t even know they’re mispronouncing?
In this post, I’ll list correct pronunciation of more than 250 commonly-mispronounced words in English. And places. And brands.