Conquer Spelling and Grammar Challenges

Episode #5 in Gary’s “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” video series!

English, in all its forms, is the official language of the EzineArticles community. Yet many Expert Authors struggle to write their articles since English is not their native language. Consequently, their articles are frequently rejected for spelling and grammar mistakes.

In this video we meet Gary’s friend Kim, an international EzineArticles member. Kim is looking for ways to conquer the common spelling and grammar challenges that seem to plague her article submissions. With Gary’s help, Kim discovers a variety of tips and techniques to help her master the English language and improve the approval rate of her articles.

Even if your native language is English, almost everything Gary covers in this video can apply to you as well. Because English is such a complex and unpredictable language, you’re bound to discover something new. The investment of (2) minutes watching this video will surely pay off in a very short time.

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Remember, if you use the Firefox web browser, turn on and use the interactive spell-checking which will underline questionable words in red as you type. Here’s how:

  1. Confirm that your preferred display language is English
    • In the “Options” or “Preferences” menu choose the “Content” tab
    • Under “Languages” click the “Choose…” button
    • Select either “English/United States [en-us]” or “English [en]” from the list
  2. In the “Options” or “Preferences” menu choose the “Advanced” tab
  3. Click on the “General” sub-tab
  4. Click on the “Check my spelling as I type” checkbox

Also, keep in mind that we accept the spellings and grammar for both “English English” and “North American English” – both of which are considered part of the “Standard English” language.

To see all the videos in the “Top 10 Reasons for Article Rejection” series, surf over to our video archive page.

Do you have other ways of managing the intricacies of English? Leaving a comment to share your thoughts!


Gerry Faehrmann writes:

Well done, Gary.

Nothing worse than seeing the English language butchered, and even worse to see a (so-called) professional article with ugly grammar!

Comment provided June 9, 2009 at 4:09 PM


Geoff writes:

Another good post. Proofreading is important as anyone can make mistakes, especially if they are too much of a rush.

Comment provided June 14, 2009 at 10:57 AM


Martin - Security. writes:

Wot! U meen we gotta lern to spill?

Your advice to use the Firefox interactive spell-checker is good, I’d be lost without it.

As regards articles by non English speakers, yes sometimes they can be a pain to wade through, other times the very quirkiness of their use of English can make them endearing and interesting.

Comment provided June 19, 2009 at 10:22 PM


Pallavi writes:

The global outreach of EzineArticles is evident – We are out to trap untapped writing potential across continents!

Comment provided June 23, 2009 at 6:08 AM


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