Misused Words in the English Language
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I have come across many articles on line with grammatical errors. Words used in the wrong text, and words of the same pronunciation have different spelling.
I am South African and my first language is English but now that I am speaking both languages, the Croatian and English language. I think at times I am losing some of my English grammar, in direct translation of the Croatian language to the English language.
To me it is a problem but I am enjoying learning something new of the new foreign language every day.
Information is about misused words.
The misuse of the English language can be a problem for many non-English speakers. Though it is normal for everybody to make mistakes it is just a matter of time before one gets to realize their error.
Often this is from the poor attention of proofreading.
How often have you made mistakes in writing, and only saw the error after the article has been published?
Spelling is one of the mistakes made by almost everyone while browsing on line.
I found other articles dated from two to three years ago and had spelling errors instead of ''If '' there was just ''f'' the ''I'' was missing and to think that the information is from a professional site.
It is obvious that the article wasn't proofread thoroughly.
Spelling errors were just over-looked and imagine the many other readers who came across that article and found the spelling error it can leave readers feeling disappointed in reading such an article.
The other mistake when writing with misuse of words like the following:
Stationery- office or school material such as pens, pencils or books
Stationary- when a vehicle is parked off and not in motion.
Then- an incident happened at that time it was then.
Than- one is more than two.
Their- something that belongs to them, ''she is their child.''
There- A place to go or something is there at that position.
Be- to be at some place or to refer to some one or something
Bee- a flying insect that delivers a sting.
Wait- to be there for someone and it takes time to see them meaning you have to wait a while
Weight- What one weighs in kilograms, it can also be an object.
See- Your eyes see the world
Sea- the beautiful beach and the calm sea
Write- When one puts pen to paper and writes a letter
Right- you are right about the events or facts
Hare- a hare is like a rabbit runs very fast
Hair- you have hair on your head
Flower- the flower is beautiful in my garden
Flour- a powder used as part of your baking ingredients or for the making of fresh bread
For- is used like this i had to do this for you to help someone or to benefit from it
Four- the number after three
The spelling errors are often overlooked but a writer can easily lose their skills if they don't pay attention to their mistakes.
How do you use words?
Using words that are linked can be used in different texts like when writing a sentence in sequence one can use the following words: What happened next, then one would start with first, firstly, and going on the next second or secondly.
This goes on to, also, or another and then finally you get to the conclusion. When using into and in to these words can also be misused.
The boy went into the room to talk to his girlfriend. He walked in to see his close friend. In speaking of a result you use words such as therefore, thus or consequently.
When using the words to emphasize on something you use words as the following: Indeed, in fact, especially importantly, or generally
To reason with, one should use because, for what or that reason. Since when or then that is a reason for the occurrence of an incident. When writing and using in an example, you use words such as, including that, or that is an example of, or such as and give the examples required in your sentence.
In contrast one should use nevertheless, however, still and although or whereas.
When writing in the context about on the contrary one should use words such as, likewise, also, or similarly and, like or just as.
Sometimes words are misused when writers don't know the use of certain words. Literally and figuratively is also misused or misunderstood by many writers.
What are Literal and Figurative languages?
Literal language is about facts and has direct meaning of what one is talking about.
The figurative language means something thought of like an idea by the individual to think about, and have an image of in one’s mind, also factual. One can use a simile and a metaphor to show literal and figurative languages.
He walked like a tortoise it doesn't mean he is a tortoise but his actions were like the tortoise. Metaphorically one can say he is a tortoise then again it us up to you on how the meaning of actions are recognized.
Words are often used wrongly and spelled wrongly, and if you take your time to read your article you will find many errors. Nobody is perfect mistakes are made but think about it you are a writer and writers must pay attention to every word in their articles.
There are many readers who come across your work and you need your steady platform, sinking it won't be the greatest of ideas if you choose to earn on line in the writing field be alert and reread your work.
Writing and earning on line is not easy for so many years of writing I finally found my best place to be. No matter how much time you put into your work there are still many obstacles to pass by before you get to the top.
If you are not familiar with the use of the English words then further your lessons in the English language and improve on your writing skills in the same way.
Pay attention to the following words and of how one can misuse these words:
So when do you use the words, could of, should of, or would of?
Do you think it is the right way in using these words?
No, instead of could of, should of or would of one should use could have, should have, and would have. There again grammar is complete out of style.
I have noticed when using you and another person in a sentence, always use me last and your friend first like this example:
''My friend and I went to town for the day.''
Also, I have noticed I is written in small letters, wrong again the I should always be in the capital letter as you are referring to an individual.
Sometimes one uses that instead of who. If you are speaking about an animal or an object you use that but in speaking of a person then you use who, or with whom. It depends on what you are writing about. Okay, another problem with the confusion of words
Toward and Towards
In the American English Toward is used and in the British English language towards is the popular word here again, whichever one you choose to use is fine and up to you.
Try to use words in their correct meaning.
When using it’s instead of it is, often the apostrophe is not used.
‘’It’s there,’’ should be it's there or it is there.
Words are often misused or mispelled
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Misused English Words
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