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Earn Money with Your English Grammar Skills

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Eng­lish grammar

Some­times it is funny how peo­ple tend to cre­ate sen­tences with their own book of gram­mar. Know­ing the basic rules of gram­mar is essen­tial for proper fram­ing of sen­tences both, while read­ing as well as writ­ing. Being aware of all the know-how of gram­mar, one can speak flu­ent Eng­lish and write prop­erly framed sen­tences with ease.

Types of Grammar

There are two branches of grammar-descriptive and pre­scrip­tive. Both the types are used broadly in day to day life. While numer­ous lin­guists pre­fer to go with the for­mer, those who teach Eng­lish tend to go for the lat­ter. On a big­ger note, descrip­tive gram­mar accepts the gram­mar of any lan­guage the way it is. On the other hand, pre­scrip­tive gram­mar has its own strict set of rules that every part of speech shall abide by so as to be termed as gram­mat­i­cally cor­rect. It is impor­tant to have a broad knowl­edge of both the type to be able to speak and writer proper English.

How to Write Poetry? (Part II)

In the pre­vi­ous post, we looked at var­i­ous ways to get started with poetry. We looked at express­ing our feel­ings, our senses effec­tively. Now we would look at few things which can prove to be extremely important.

Read Poetry:

Read­ing poetry is con­sid­ered one of the vital ingre­di­ents to writ­ing poetry. It not only gives you the strength of vocab­u­lary but also it gives you the strength of pow­er­ful imagery. Using metaphors effec­tively is one of the para­me­ters which dis­tin­guish a good poem from a nor­mal one. Ini­tially when you read great work you tend to get over­pow­ered by their style and their words. Some­times you would tend to lend their style. Watch out against this. Remem­ber they too must have started from square one. It’s their gift of vision that sep­a­rated them from oth­ers. Let me remind you again that hav­ing an absolutely first class, orig­i­nal vision help when it comes to words.

Walk away from drudgery:

Walk Away From Drudgery

You need to allow your­self time and space to come up with ideas. Until you lie down in a sofa and allow your­self a reverie you would not appre­ci­ate all your feel­ings. Each of our senses lives the same feel­ing dif­fer­ently. So if you don’t give time to your­self to indulge with the idea of a spec­tac­u­lar thought, you don’t fully live that moment. You need to move from the present realm of chores and ten­sions to the world of a beau­ti­ful thought. The moment you live each moment fully, you are ready to write poems which every­one else would die to read. Remem­ber the sole idea of poetry is to lift you from your present world and get you to a world of you and yourself.

Write and Share:

Start writ­ing! Start with few words which you already mocked up in your mind. Some­times the poems are not fin­ished in one sit­ting, but keep­ing it for long would also dimin­ish the flu­id­ity of the thought. Choos­ing a topic close to your heart shall help. If the topic is a pain stak­ing expe­ri­ence then you can use third per­son tone to bring about the pain. Do not hes­i­tate to take opin­ion of oth­ers. Remem­ber they always want to hear about someone’s expe­ri­ence which is dif­fer­ent from them. All the opin­ion is con­struc­tive. After the entire step to fur­ther heights stops at all positives.

Happy Poetry!

Structure your Essays

Writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion is tak­ing prece­dence over ver­bal com­mu­ni­ca­tion, at least in busi­ness par­a­digm. Writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion removes the ele­ment of doubt. Writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion is about being pre­cise and express­ing con­cisely. Many of us fail to present our views well enough to engage the audi­ence.  As a result, we lose on grades and oppor­tu­ni­ties. Ele­gance and flair in writ­ing is devel­oped by con­tin­u­ous prac­tice. Through the next few arti­cles we will learn to develop the habit of writ­ing sys­tem­at­i­cally with a focus on ele­gance on top of information.

Golden Rule

C.O.D.E.R. This will be our mantra to have an eye catch­ing essay.

C: Col­lect Ideas

O: Orga­nize Ideas

D: Draft the ideas

E: Edit the ini­tial draft

R: Rewrite and jump to D.

If you feel, your essay passes all tests then it is ready to be submitted.

How to make requests in English language?

In our daily life we come across many sit­u­a­tions where we have to make a request or a com­mand. There are dif­fer­ent lev­els of polite­ness in mak­ing a request. You have to know them because they will help oth­ers to under­stand what you want to con­vey. Oth­er­wise, there is a prob­a­bil­ity of tak­ing your request as a com­mand. The fol­low­ing are some of the ways how you can request some­thing in English.

  1. Give me some money.
  2. Will you lend me some money, (please)?
  3. Can you lend me some money, (please)?
  4. Could you lend me some money?
  5. Do you think you could lend me some money?
  6. I won­der if you could lend me some money.
  7. Would you mind lend­ing me some money?
  8. If you could lend me some money, I’d be very grateful/I’d appre­ci­ate it.
lend money

Make requests — Can you please lend me some money?

In the above list, the (1) is the least polite way of mak­ing a request and (8) is the most polite. They are arranged in the ascend­ing order of polite­ness. The last form (8) is mostly used in writ­ing not gen­er­ally not used in speaking.

It is impor­tant to under­stand that using the proper degree of polite­ness is very impor­tant in the Eng­lish lan­guage oth­er­wise it sounds awk­ward. For exam­ple, if you say ‘would you mind fetch­ing me some water?’ to your ser­vant, it looks odd and he/she will be sur­prised. Also, when you want to ask some­thing (pen for exam­ple) from a stranger don’t say ‘Will you lend me your pen?’ as it will sound the rude­ness and he will under­stand it as a com­mand instead of a request. Hence, before you ask some­thing, iden­tify the close­ness of the per­son with you and make the request in cor­rect form.

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