Rabu, 25 Maret 2009

Common Errors in Writing ( part 1 )

Writing is a pleasant work for a writer or everybody's writing hobby. Sometimes we on writing lack pay attention a little matter like common errors in writing.

This below a few of the common errors in writing that hinder good communication

Ain't :

Some people believe that we should never use the word "ain't" in the English language. It is, however , a legitimate and valid word - if it is used in the right place. It is a contraction for "am not"

The sentence, "I ain't going to school today," is therefore correct. It means, "Iam not going to school to day." It can be used only for the first person singular ( 1 ). It can not be used with "we,", "they" "you" "thou". "he", "she," or any proper noun.

Advice versus Advise.

Advuce is a noun, something that you give. It this a thing. Say, "please give me some advice"
Advise is a verb, something that you do. It is some action. Say, "Please advise me"

Affect and Effect :

As verbs, they differ. To affect something is to have some influence upon it. To effect some action is to cause it to happen.

As nouns, they also differ. Affect is like affection, related to emotion. Effect is a result.

Apart and Part :

One is a single word; the other includes two word. "Apart" mean two things are seperate or away from each other. A "part" means one thing is. a portion or an element of another.

A wall is usually seen as a "part" of a house, for example, while a fence is seen as "apart" from the house.

Source : www.scn.org/cmp/errors.htm

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