Monday, September 28, 2009

Grammer Webquest: Kristen Harris

If your first language is not English, you probably feel intimidated learning all of the grammar and mechanics of a new language. Depending on which is your first language you may be able to find similarities between the English language and your own. Many of the worlds major languages: English, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and French are derived from Latin, and so they contain many similarities. To get a good understanding of this and to use it to your benefit follow this link. When trying to write your own work, it would be valuable to you to have a couple of examples of good writing to work from. Start with the basics: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives and Adverbs. You can find many good resources of proper grammar from numerous books. A list of many of these can be found here. Once you have a grasp of the basics it’s time to start writing! Be sure to use dictionaries, thesauruses and encyclopedia's to enhance your writing and remember it takes many years to become a good writer, and many more to be a good writer in a new language so when you make mistakes, don't be discouraged. If you find yourself still struggling with located things like verbs and subjects in your sentences, this site may help you.

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