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).
Probably, that’s why Kurt Vonnegut, an iconic writer, said, “When I write, I feel like an armless, legless, man with a crayon in his mouth.”
This is a conversation between a patient/ attendant and a nurse in a hospital where the patient has been admitted.
This post contains a comprehensive list of rules that govern subject-verb agreement.
(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. (After writing this post, I came across the concept of intensive and extensive reading. Crawl method in intensive reading taken even further, more granular.)
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 do. Even those working in high-paying white-collar jobs do.
Why have they been repeating these mistakes for years, even though mastering pronunciation isn’t that difficult?
The answer lies in 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 200 commonly-mispronounced words in English. And places. And brands.