It must be remembered that if you want to write good English you must keep in mind that your English spelling must be correct so that no one stumbles all on a sudden while going through it. There are so many words that are misspelt very frequently. Unless they are taken proper care of the words remain misspelt all through the life and can not be corrected if regular practice and sincere concern is given the top priority.
Among the bunch of words that are generally misspelt the word ‘underway’ is one such confusing word. It may be used as adjective and adverb. In both cases the meaning of the words differs and we get different pictures from the two words. First of all it must be kept in mind that ‘underway’ is generally used as an adjective. We know it for certain that an adjective qualifies a noun. The example would show you how the example is used to denote the word as an adjective.
The bus was ready for underway servicing
In this sentence you look that the word ‘underway’ is a single word. you have to spell the word quite correctly. In this sentence the word ‘under... Read more...
English is a fantastic language that many of us have a great desire to learn and to speak in English. But many of us find it hard to speak English correctly because of pronunciation of the words. Many words in English are pronounced alike with different spelling. This mispronunciation of words makes it hard to identify the words when someone speaks. This also makes us to misspell the words.
In English some sounds like “t” are silent which comes at the end of word. This makes the chance of misspell the word. For example, let us consider the word “start”, many of us does not spell the “t” sound, which is at the end of the word, this makes the listener hard to identify the spoken word, he might understand the word as “star” which is also a valid word. This affects the meaning of the sentence.
Let us see another example “read”, we can use this word in past tense, present tense as well as future tense. While we use this word in past tense we pronounce it as “red” and when we use the same word in present or future tense we pronounce it as “read”. Hence, based on the sentence we have to pronounce t... Read more...
You have probably noticed if you are in the academic sector that students frequently find fault in spelling words. Even among the grown ups there is a tendency to bad spelling. This is actually a great drawback and needs immediate attention. Hence to find out the way to correct spelling inventive attempts should be made so that the problem can be resolved in a fine manner.
In the initial period when a kid leans to write it is quite evident that it may not spell all words correctly. Spelling seems to be a great barrier. At that very crucial period, if you try to show it out the way to correct spelling, its interest is sure to be ruined, for it does not move forward as your frown is there to show it the right way. Almost everyone who is associated with teaching is in the opinion that the child should not be discouraged in any way when it is trying to express the thoughts bubbling in its mind. Rather it needs a kind lead to widen its imagination.
Spelling is undoubtedly the prime thing of English language. You must not brood it over when you teach a child. Spelling must be taught but not in the initial grades at school. I... Read more...
Double consonants or single consonants?
We are continuing here with problems in the body of a word. How, for example, does one spell a word like embarrass? How does one know, if at ell, that there are two ‘r’s in it? The fact is that there is no simple way of inferring what is correct. There comes a point at which you have to know these things or run a spell-check (or risk getting it wrong). Time and time again; there is no clear way of knowing whether we require a double or a single letter for a consonantal sound. we are going to provide a list of the words that are spelt wrongly not just in students’ essay but in a whole range of formal documents: words like accommodate end appall, committee and exaggerate, skilful and unparalleled.
But there is one rule for the endings of words, even if it is not instantly memorable. Consequently, we have begin and beginning, stop and stopping, but in unparalleled above, the emphasis wasn’t on the last syllable in the word unparallel. What about adding to sleep? It’s sleeping, because the consonant p isn’t preceded by a single vowel. We are aware t... Read more...
Syllabilising, and pronouncing slowly
February usually means a spell of bad weather, and bad spelling. Lots of people write February rather than February. Is there a way of avoiding such an error? One helpful approach when you are unsure about a word is too loud it out very slowly to yourself, emphasizing each syllable, or sound element, of the word. The result can be that the spelling of the word becomes clear, as in Feb/ru/ary. We can apply the same approach to words like tem/per/at/ure and vet/er/in/ary and a great many others.
If even if we do not isolate the syllables of a word, pronouncing a word slowly, carefully, and with a deliberate, heavy emphasis, can sometimes pip. It is not always a reliable guide, partly because so many of us elide bits of words when we speak and it is usually these bits that we misspell, but it is another aid. For example, try pronouncing these words with a heavy emphasis on each sound involved:
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1. Later, latter
Latter is the second-named of two items; ‘former’ the first later refers to time: Henry and George decided to leave. ‘See you later’ said the latter.
2. like, such as
Like suggests resemblance and means ‘similar to’: thus a band like Oasis means a band that resembles them, but it also nowadays means ‘a band such as Oasis’. In other words, like has come to have two meanings where previously there was a clear distinction between ‘like’ and ‘such as’. Such as is used to precede an example or examples of a larger subject: there are great bands such as Oasis and Radio head. Bands here are the larger generic term, while the named bands are individual examples of bands.
Media is the plural of medium. There are two things to be on guard about. You should write television is the most important medium in society (not med... Read more...