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Which is the best book to improve my grammer&way in which I write like natural english guy

Discussion in 'Associated Content & Writing Articles' started by cybermeid, Aug 1, 2010.

  1. cybermeid

    cybermeid Regular Member

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    I am not a natural english speaker.I want to write some articles and submit it to Ezine Articles,Associated Content,Sales Copy&email words.I know for a fact that Content is king everywhere especially for mind control.But I have a problem that I am not a natural english speaker.So while writing articles and making my Sales Copy,I always suck at creating a perfect Article which looks like that is created by a Natural English speaker-US/UK.
    Is there any course or book which helps non natural english speaker to write stunning articles without any grammer mistake and proper usage of words and idioms used for creating articles.I am good at writing persuasive words to make visitors to buy,but my only problem is writing it like I am from the US or UK.Between I would also want to share thoughts on non english Speakers from countries like Asia and Latin America on how you are writing articles for various purposes and making money with it.
    Also please point out the Grammer mistakes and errors which I made while typing this Post.Thanks
     
  2. bluey

    bluey Registered Member Premium Member

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    Read more books assuming your English is good enough or watch movies or the news one big mistake many foreign language speakers is they get word order wrong. Even European speakers have this problem .

    Also a good website to read to understand how English people write is bbc.co.uk another thing foreigners struggle with is we use the same word meaning many different things in different contexts.

    Get a English Language Course and learn that way also you should find some on Torrents I would guess?
     
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    tacopalypse Executive VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    you need to put spaces after your punctuation marks :p

    your grammar's pretty good though, i'd say 4/5 on a scale of 1-5.
     
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    Tighearna Registered Member

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    "The Elements Of Style" by William Strunk, Jr. That's the one we used in school, I don't use it as much today as I probably should. It contains practice excercises as well as explanations. I'm not sure about the price, it would be a worthwhile investment from the sounds of it though.
     
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    AGSniper Regular Member

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    First, learn all the grammar rules. After you have the grammar and sentence structure mastered, you want to use various "styles" in your writing.

    The above posts have covered how you can achieve this "native style of writing". It's mainly through experience and watching/reading a lot of native English material.
     
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    some things dont translate from languages, for example, dont call anyone friend or brother especially if you just met them. classic sign of a foreigner
     
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    Also the book "Rules for Writers"
     
  8. cybermeid

    cybermeid Regular Member

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    One more question, is grammer important while writing articles to presell?
    I heard that most of the readers don't care about the grammer and only care about the style of writing.How much of this is true?
     
  9. equalizer

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    You write well, but grammar is important because without it you will fail to deliver the message. There are tons of grammar lessons and tips online. What you really need to learn is punctuation, it makes your writing clear and to the point.
     
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    BENNY8877 Supreme Member

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    Watch more Frasier, but seriously television can help you with proper English and grammar.
     
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    cybermeid Regular Member

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    Is grammer important while writing articles,will the visitors bother to look into all those mini grammer details or is it just the Sales Pitch which needed to be made strong.
     
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    loamigad Regular Member

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    Iv'e always had trouble noticing errors in my established writing pattern.
    Would you say i write as a foreigner now from this small sample post?
     
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    iTunes university has some really nice English material.
     
  14. cybermeid

    cybermeid Regular Member

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    One more question I need to ask is whether Grammer is important for posting Content in the sales page or its just the style and the words which we use which matters?