I’ve recently had a hilarious chat with the helpdesk at WordPress. (My blog is made with WordPress.) Why was it hilarious? Not because I had to laugh about the helpdesk person’s English. In fact, he or she (?) has good English. That had I had to laugh had more to do with the absurdity of the… Continue reading Do You Make These Mistakes?
Do you say citrus with [s] or [k]? Spelling and pronunciation don’t go together very often in English. So I’m happy to tell you that this article tells about a rare occasion (= it doesn’t happy very often) when spelling and pronunciation go together in English.
Have you had this? There are times you want to crawl under the ground when you’ve discovered a typo in an important email. (Typo is a spelling mistake because of bad typing.) It’s so easy to make spelling mistakes in your CV, isn’t it? Or in an article that you’re sending out to be published,… Continue reading Tips for Painless Proofreading
By Evan Parker As you are preparing to learn English there are many different facets of the language that you will need to know. An important part is writing. You will find that writing is a major part and being able to do it properly will help you in your work and in your studies. Quick… Continue reading What Are the Most Important Things in Writing?
If you have a problem with spelling in English, it doesn’t have to mean you are dyslectic or dysgraphic. I’ve had several students who were able to spell perfectly in their native language, but as soon as they had to write English they went to pieces. None of these students was dyslectic! It’s very… Continue reading Read This if You Have a Problem with Spelling – Practice Programme
Rule 1: If the vowel in the word is short, in most cases you write the word with ck. (Vowels are a, o, i, e, and u.) Examples: duck fu.. (sorry) sick pick brick (stone) pack black back snack chicken Rule 2: If the vowel in the word is long [a], [o], [i], such as… Continue reading Ck or ke? – Spelling Rules
Did you know: that the best spellers (in English) are Indian Americans? Yup, not Americans, not English, not Canadians, not Australians, not even South-Africans. Indians. The American Scripps National Spelling Bee has more often been won by an Indian than by any other nationality. What’s more, the second and third place have also… Continue reading Tips for Spelling – Words Can Be Rather Fun