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Grammar can be tough to master – even in your own native tongue. Writing articles in a language other than your own native tongue can be even tougher, but – as so many Expert Authors have proven – it can be done while still maintaining quality!
Even more, many grammarians have claimed non-native language learners develop a more learned understanding of a language better than its native speakers. Why? Because non-native language learners are able to compare and contrast their native language with the second language to note memorable differences in form and style.
It’s for precisely this reason we are posing this question for our English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert Authors:
that you can share with your fellow authors?
To prime the grammar insights pump, here are 3 tips from EzineArticles’ Editors:
Don’t forget articles and watch out for your context!
Give me coffee.
Definite: The word the signals a particular noun or an identifiable noun.
Give me the coffee.
Indefinite: The words a and an signal a singular noun that has a plural form.
Give me a coffee.
Partitive: The word some is the English equivalent to a partitive article that signals a mass noun.
Give me some coffee.
Ensure your subjects and verbs agree!
Use a plural verb when connecting two or more nouns or pronouns with the conjunction “and.”
Wrong: He and his friends is at the game.
Right: He and his friends are at the game.
Avoid using the wrong verb tense!
Ensure your verbs use the correct tense – e.g., past, present, and future.
Wrong: Yesterday, I buy apples and make a pie.
Correct: Yesterday, I bought apples and made a pie.
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