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Sam
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on 02/25/2012

Hi, I am just writing an article about how to improve your English writing skills if you are NOT a native English speaker. I am looking for Wizzley authors to link to inside this article, so please:

If you are an non-native English speaker that publishes content here on Wizzley, please out yourself ;-) by leaving a reply to this thread.

I guess some of you might not want to be included for different reasons, so I will include only those, with links to their profiles, that are happy for me doing so ...

The aim of this article is to encourage non-native English speakers that try to 'get a foot in the door' to improve their writing skills with free tips and advice.

In case too many of you answer, I might not be able to include everybody, if you are not included, please don't feel that you 'were not good enough', it only means that somebody else got the attention of my ADD riddled brain earlier ;-)

And for the records, I am a non-native online writer myself ;-)

SY

 


JoHarrington
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on 02/25/2012

You're a non-native English speaker?  Wow!  For the record, you are utterly fluent and I wouldn't have had a clue, if you hadn't told me.

Anyone hearing me speak in real life might doubt that English is my first language, given the broadness of my accent, but unfortunately I don't technically qualify here.

Good luck with your article!


Sam
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on 02/25/2012

 

JoHarrington: 25. Feb 2012, 16:24

You're a non-native English speaker?  Wow!  For the record, you are utterly fluent and I wouldn't have had a clue, if you hadn't told me.

Anyone hearing me speak in real life might doubt that English is my first language, given the broadness of my accent, but unfortunately I don't technically qualify here.

Good luck with your article!

Lol Jo, you made my day ;-) As for your accent / dialect, are you by any chance a Geordie? ;-)


Bhavesh
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on 02/25/2012

Count me in. Learned the English alphabet in 5th grade. I remember the first time my older sister drew three lines across the page and showed me how. 

I have to admit, all this talk about English being a second language (third in my case, fourth if you want to get picky) is making me quite self-conscious about my writing. Now I am going to triple-check everything I write!


JoHarrington
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on 02/25/2012

 

Sam: 25. Feb 2012, 16:52

 

Lol Jo, you made my day ;-) As for your accent / dialect, are you by any chance a Geordie? ;-)

Nope, Black Country Welsh and as broad a Yam-Yam as you're likely to hark outside Dudley.

Bhavesh, you equally have nothing to worry about. You seem very fluent to me. :D


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on 02/25/2012

Bhavesh is a fluid as they come.   


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Bhavesh
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on 02/25/2012

Thank you Jo and Chef! You are very kind. Cool


lakeerieartists
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on 02/25/2012

 

JoHarrington: 25. Feb 2012, 17:56

 

Sam: 25. Feb 2012, 16:52

 

Lol Jo, you made my day ;-) As for your accent / dialect, are you by any chance a Geordie? ;-)

Nope, Black Country Welsh and as broad a Yam-Yam as you're likely to hark outside Dudley.

Bhavesh, you equally have nothing to worry about. You seem very fluent to me. :D

What is a Geordie and what is Black Country Welsh?


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Lissie
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on 02/25/2012


What is a Geordie and what is Black Country Welsh?

LOL wondered how long which flavour of English would come up! Geordie = Liverpudian ie native of Newcastle (or the area), Black Country = coal mining area (I guess) 


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Natasha
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on 02/26/2012

Sam, you can include me if you like.  I did all my schooling in a small village school which was a Hindi(India's National Language) Medium (All our lectures and course material would be in Hindi).  It was only when I moved to city for higher studies, I realized the importance of English.  All the lectures and course materials would be in English and I had hard time understanding what professors taught.

Then I started reading English newspaper (And use to read it very loud so that subliminally my brain is trained to detect improper sentence formation) and started writing stories and poems.  It was during this time, I joined Hubpages and met some very helpful folks who use to give feedback on my articles and help me improve.

I know, that my English is far from perfect but it is definitely much better now, considering 2 years back I was zero.  But I am still trying to improve and if any of you find any mistakes in my articles, I would be happy if you point them out to me.  

Also, I think every skill can be mastered we just need to have an open mind and be ready to accept criticism and improve.

Prospero
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on 02/26/2012

Thank you mistere., I am an no englisht speakah. I put my fut in t'door, and wus bad idea. Hopspital nurse giv me stick. Tasty tarty..for dinnur, Shipyards Pie she siad. Go Wistley she sed, dey giv oiue leizoins. no probs. See Sam. Soam here Sam. See me Witstley . 

Yeirl
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on 03/06/2012

English is also my second language.  I was going to pause writing for 2 years when my kids are old enough to edit my writing.  I love written words... They don't love me.


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