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  1. Savila93

    Savila93 Member

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    Grammar improvement

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by Savila93, Nov 21, 2014.

    Does someone know a way I can improve my grammar?
    I´m having some problems to write my story, please help, anything is useful right know. It´s been too long since I needed perfect grammar and when you are writing a story the details and the way is written are crucial.

    Also English is my second language so I need to practice.
    Thank you!
     
  2. minstrel

    minstrel Leader of the Insquirrelgency Staff Supporter Contributor

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    Read read read read READ read ReaD read READ READ REAd read read read read.
     
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    GingerCoffee Web Surfer Girl Contributor

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    I second that, and add, read grammar textbooks and grammar websites that often discuss the rules. Google is your friend.

    And, welcome to the forum. :D
     
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    This. If you have an iPad or Kindle download as many samples as you can, costs you nothing and you will have an unlimited supply of material to read.
     
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    thirdwind Contributing Member Contest Administrator Reviewer Contributor

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    In addition to minstrel's advice, don't use fancy fonts because they're nothing more than a crutch and are a sign of a bad writer. :whistle:
     
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    Fitzroy Zeph Contributing Member Contributor

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    There is a program called GINGER, not to be confused with our esteemed Web Surfer Girl, that does an okay job of tracking your writing for grammatical corrections and spelling. It doesn't auto-correct, but suggests punctuation, or possible word choice and even proper homonyms. It has various levels that you can purchase or download for free. It's a suggestion. I use it to track my online writing like I am doing now, which is usually hurried and always missing something. http://www.gingersoftware.com Of course reading is not only good, but mandatory; at some level, though, you need to gain confidence that your commas are going in acceptable places.
     

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