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    Hi , not sure of any freeware available for your needs, google right writer , it is a good paid option.
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    Just a matter of practice. I can't think of any software or whatsoever that caters to correcting your article..hmmmm, the grammar check with m.word is not that accurate though. I am not using any checker. I am relying solely on my skills...he he he

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    This is not a resource, but it is a method I tell my students when they are handing in work. Finish the work and leave it for a few days. Don’t even look at it. After a few days, take the resource and read it out loud. If it sounds right, then you are on a good track. The reason you wait a few days without reading it is simple. If you keep working at it nonstop, you will read what you want to read and miss some mistakes….causing you to miss obvious mistakes. This will help you catch them.

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    you may also start reading newspaper online.

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    visit bbc's web site the educations section may be helpful for u

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    Visit different forums and learn English. you can easily learn english through forums

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    LOL. I have to say that again, LOL: Even the southern intonation has its place I think. Someone up there said; "If you can talk, you can write" and this is so true - depending of course on whether you are talking to people who speak your language.

    Where I come from, mis-understood writing boils down to; "WassumattaU".

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    Quote Originally Posted by weblover50 View Post
    Visit different forums and learn English. you can easily learn english through forums
    I do NOT recommend this way of learning English. In forums, there is so many people like me who are not native speakers. And if you will learn English from people like me, save you God
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    I used to read what I had written out loud, but now I use text-to-speech software. Sometimes your mind inserts the proper word rather than what you really have written. Text-to-speech software doesn't make that mistake.

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    participate more at sitepoint forums, your grammer will improve.

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    salahsoft, please see post #59
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    Quote Originally Posted by r937 View Post
    salahsoft, please see post #59
    you are right, however he can learn from native English speakers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by salahsoft View Post
    you are right, however he can learn from native English speakers.
    You can't always tell who is a native English speaker. And even "natives" use stupid txt spk so don't do it plz.

    Forums are not good places to learn English (in general). Unless it's a forum geared towards helping you learn English.

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    While it is used more for traditional writing, the MLA style guide is a good point of reference. Link below:

    http://www.mla.org/
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    I'm not an expert when it comes to grammar thing and other stuff but here are my suggestions on how you can improve your grammar and other English-related skills:
    • Communicate with others using English language as your medium.
    • Read English articles, news, magazine and other related stuff.
    • Watch English programs.
    • Always consult Mr. Webster everytime you encountered unfamiliar words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmdweb View Post

    I just took the time to follow these links. Kudos to you for finding such a wonderful site to add to our list. Even an old bird like me learned a new word "Eggcorns" (commonly misquoted phrases)! This site is also rich with links to still more online writing and editing resources. Well worth the time spent!
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    Native english speakers are not that good too. Simply imagine American students who flank from their english subject??? Hows that for a tutor? Anyway, just keep on practicing your craft and you will surely "win" soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2synapses View Post

    Resource: Go to the original, the best and the concise. Strunk & White have been improving writing for a very long time now, and they are available at at least one site that I know of, and use.

    This guide will definitely improve your usage.
    i believe it is not only your grammar that strunk & white can improve, but your writing style as well. also, there is also hemingway. his emphasis on brevity and simplicity in his writing style is something that can be of some use to online writers.
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    I like what I am reading!
    I am just starting my blogging career and grammar is really a problem for me.

    Thanks for all the thoughts here. I'll try to apply it.

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    As what i've experienced, reading a lot could help improve your grammar and would gain additional knowledge and ideas as well.

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    I have installed a firefox plugin for checking my grammar and I found it really useful, also now

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    Always keep the sentences short and keep it simple. This will ensure you will make less mistakes and readers too would enjoy what you u r trying to say. As far as possible, avoid using big words or complicated words. Keep them simple so that everybody can understand them. You main objective has to be putting your point forward rather than proving to others how good u r in English Vocabulary and so on.

    Once you realize this, writing shouldn't be a botheration to you.

    Hope this helps

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    and strive for perfection -- never write "u r" when you mean "you are"

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    Hello Dear,

    I was just making my point. It is understood that "u r" means "you are".

    I was running out of time while i was posting that reply.

    Is that OK?


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