7 Quick Tips for English Language Learners


 

Here are 7 quick tips for English language learners.

  1. Learn how to use punctuation correctly (comma, quotes, question mark, etc).
  2. Don’t start sentences with “I think”, “but” or “and”.
  3. Don’t make your sentences too long (avoid the “run-on” sentence). See this article from Grammar Girl for more help with this.
  4. Don’t use Google Translate for whole sentences. It works well for one word at a time translations. When you translate whole sentences, it often makes mistakes.
  5. Learn more vocabulary. For example: verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, question words. When learning a new word don’t just learn the definition. Also learn how to use that new word in a sentence.
  6. Learn how to use the apostrophe (for example, do not can be don’t and what is can be what’s).
  7. Learn when to use the letter S at the end of a word and when not to. Remember to make the sound when saying words that have an S at the end.

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