Tips and Tricks of well written English
Listed below are some examples I find very useful in my English education of Europeans. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.
1) When writing dates in English, always use capital letters.
The wedding was to take place on Saturday, June 3rd.
2) If a sentence appears to be too long or too complicated, use a semicolon.
My father taught me many important details about the business of living large and living well; but I later wished my father had taught me about kindness instead.
3) Never use the plural form pertaining to some English words.
My boss gave me quite a large folder, containing all the INFORMATION I needed.
The bank teller swiftly counted all the MONEY in her till.
A large school of FISH circled the scuba diver.
The two dogs herded the large flock of SHEEP expertly.
The birthday girl had fallen asleep due to all the EXCITEMENT.
4) Never begin an English sentence with a conjunction. A conjunction is a connecting word and must be placed within the body of the sentence.
The auditorium was nearly filled to capacity, but dancers still hadn't taken the stage.
The little boy had tears in his eyes, yet the teacher seemed to be without pity.
The lightning flashed like the sky itself were electric, but the band was determined to try and carry on with the concert.
5) Never abbreviate long words in a formal English sentence.
The GOVERNMENT passed a bill allowing DOCTORS greater access to patients medical charts.
6) Always check to make sure a sentence follows the grammatical rules of English Language. It must contain a subject and a predicate.
Judy and her dog run on the beach every morning.
'Judy and her dog' is the subject, while 'run on the beach every morning' is the predicate.