10 Tips to Improve Your Grammar
Sep 12th, 2017
Struggling with learning & understanding Grammar? Here are 10 very useful tips that will help you master the language!
- Mind Apostrophes:-
Possessive case or contractions: its vs it’s, they’re vs their.
- Always use a comma after an introductory or prepositional phrase:–
“After a hard day at work, Jack loves to relax in the backyard”.
- Memorize homophones and endings:-
too vs two, your vs you’re, accept vs except.
-able when a whole root word is used: fashionable,
-ible if a word doesn’t make sense without the ending: divisible.
- Articles: these dependent clauses modify the subject and often add non-essential information- offset with commas:–
“The popular sitcom Brian O’Brien was canceled after seven years”
“Brian O’Brien, the popular sitcom, was canceled after seven years”
- Articles: definite or indefinite:
For general ‘a/an’ someone called a doctor.
For specific ‘the’ someone called the doctor living the next door.
- That, who, and which-use commas for non-essential information:-
“No one trusts politicians who lie” (Essential)
“Mr. Trout, who is wearing the red shirt, announced his mayoral candidacy this week.” (Non-essential)
- The semicolon replaces a period and links two independent clauses:-
“The family had never seen Mrs.Max so mad; everyone thought the maid was going to have a heart attack.”
- countable and non-countable noun:-
Many for Countables (dress, house, car),
much/a lot & little/few for non-countables (money,snow,time).
- Vocabulary building techniques:-
Read books, Magazine, articles, and newspaper columns.
- Spellchecking and proofreading:-
Use Online spell checkers like
http://wwww.spellchecker.net/spellcheck and quietly read the text aloud to catch more mistakes.
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