How I polished my English skills – Fifth post

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I have already written four posts where I have shared my experiences regarding how I polished my English skills. I am always there for you whenever you need any sort of help. The post is further going to help you in your aim of speaking as well writing in English.

In all the earlier posts, I have been trying my level best to tell you intricacies as well in order to help you further.

Grammar is regarded to be the backbone without which you possibly can’t polish the English skills. Hence, make sure that you are well versed with the tenses.

English is all about learning the intricacies. One of the most common mistakes which people commit while making the use of “older” and “elder”

Both the term means that you are younger to the other person. However, both of them are used in different ways. For example,

  • He is older to me (correct)
  • My brother is older to me (Wrong)

 

Now, I am explaining to you.

We use “elder” with those people who have blood relations with us. While for others we use “older”

I am going to give you another example in order to help you understand in a better way.

  • I am elder to my cousin brother. (correct)
  • My friend’s father is older to him. (correct)

Hope, you have got the difference between the two.

 

Another most common mistake which people mistake pertaining to 12o’ clock

If it’s day time, then we will be saying, It’s 12 noon and if its 12 at night, then it’s 12 midnight.

One simply cannot say 12 am or pm.

For example,

I will reach there by 12 noon. (correct)

I will return home by 12 midnight. (correct)

 

 

One of the other mistakes which we make at the time of examinations

We usually say,

I have given the examination (wrong)

We should say

I have taken the exam (right)

Even though, it’s literal meaning is totally opposite to what we want to say. Isn’t it?

These are few of the most common mistakes which we do. I am going to tell you more in the other posts.

In all the earlier posts, I have been trying my level best to tell you intricacies as well in order to help you further.

Grammar is regarded to be the backbone without which you possibly can’t polish the English skills. Hence, make sure that you are well versed with the tenses.

These are few of the most common mistakes which we do. I am going to tell you more in other posts.

  • Due to the rampant use of internet, do take out time to read online newspapers in English since it will give you enough boost.
  • How can you forget to go through the posts of renowned bloggers? This is another sure cut exercise by which you will become more confident in your approach.

It is not possible for me to explain each and every tense, and  the best thing is that you can easily check the concepts here
Edutree Let us Learn English Grammar

which help you get a grasp of both written and spoken English, like never before. It will indeed assist you for sure, as I have myself checked the same. What more do you want, when it is reasonably priced as well.
Also practise saying the same thing in other way, as it helps you to increase your vocabulary

63 (and counting) ways to begin the sentence with “I love it when”

I am writing the following sentences to start with the word

“I love it when”

  1. he shows respect towards me
  2. everybody listens to me
  3. there are no haters
  4. poor are fed infront of my eyes
  5. everyone is nice to me
  6. you show care to me
  7. there is a transparent procedure maintained in recruitment by the concerned departments
  8. they don’t make fun of me
  9. you start talking to me
  10. my mother cooks delicious food
  11. they have their best strategies to plan for my upcoming holiday session
  12. you have every beautiful thing to say to me
  13. they have stopped backbiting
  14. my children kiss me
  15. my father gives pocket money everyday
  16. poor are fed by rich
  17. you are the one who understands me
  18. my hubby calls me every evening
  19. my wife cooks my favorite dish
  20. my parents bestow love and affection to me
  21. they give scant regard to the allegations of others
  22. the whole world thinks me to be a sweet person
  23. my exams are delayed for another week
  24. the incessant rains declare school holiday
  25. I get the prize of my hardwork
  26. my hubby stands with me, no matter what
  27. people recognize my skills
  28. I get my share of success through increment
  29. There is no bitter news about the suferings in the world on any day
  30. she is the one to call me first on my birthday
  31. I get the instant message from my wife who is out in her hometown
  32. my parents easily agree to my demand
  33. I have my favorite chocolate
  34. Nobody interuppts me from plying my favorite game
  35. My friends respect me truly as they believe me
  36. The whole words seems to be beautiful with all the nicest people
  37. There is no poverty or hatred left in the world
  38. I have been the obvious choice for my parents to go to picnic
  39. No body has anything to say bad behind my back
  40. Promises are kept
  41. People around the globe live a happy life
  42. Everyone is simply so sweet to me
  43. People praise me behind their back
  44. Victims get the justice
  45. Accuse get behind the bars
  46. Concerned authorities do their job by hearing the concerns of victims
  47. People may not be rich, but they have big heart and are equally ready to help others
  48. Everyone is ready to learn from their mistakes
  49. Seniors love their juniors while they get respect in return too
  50. The world greets everybody on the account of festivals
  51. Different religions co-exist
  52. People may be rich, but they still have big heart where they show their concern for downtrodden
  53. The examples of humanity enforce the fact that the world is still beautiful
  54. The crime has fallen to an all time low
  55. I watch comedy shows as this is my hobby
  56. People distribute water in a hot summer day
  57. Auto drivers return the lost baggage of their clients
  58. I attend marriage parties of my friends
  59. My parents are happy
  60. My friends give moral support to me especially when I am down
  61. People run to help elders on road
  62. Justice is not actually delayed
  63. We as people give birth to a safe and secured society

 

 

50 most powerful (and counting) ways to use the word “it” in English sentences

One of my readers asked the ways to use the word “it”

So, it necessitates me to write the following post in order to help you guys understand, the correct method “it” is actually used in English grammar

The word “it” is just a means to start a sentence.

There are other following sentences starting with the word “it”

  1. It may rain today
  2. It is hot
  3. It will be very windy in few minutes
  4. It is a good scripture
  5. It will look good on you
  6. It is going to create history
  7. It will bring a revolution
  8. It may harm you
  9. It is cold outside
  10. It may bring a certain level of discomfort
  11. It will indeed going to make everyone embarrassed
  12. It is the best advice which I have possibly got in years
  13. It will certainly be the best time of my life
  14. It will bring two countries closer
  15. It is going to be the best time of my life
  16. It may bring my friend think twice
  17. It will never rain during this time of the year
  18. It is going to be the worst moment of the history
  19. It may bring enough cheers to the people who were expecting celebration of sorts
  20. It will indeed be the best way to lead a life of happiness
  21. It may never feel that way, but it actually shows
  22. It will certainly be etched in my memory forever
  23. It will be necessary for me to shout at you now
  24. It is going to be possibly the best time of my life
  25. It will indeed be etched in the memory forever
  26. It is going to have its repurcussions for people
  27. It may look wrong, but it is actually right
  28. It should look awkward considering so many decorative materials attached to it
  29. It is going to be the worst dress which you will wear
  30. It will infact make you famous for all the wrong reasons
  31. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but you are the best person, I have come across with
  32. It will be quite a serene atmosphere considering that the storm has just passed by
  33. It will truly be the most coveted moment considering I have my family with me
  34. It may look pleasant to the ears of others, but not mine
  35. It will be a showpiece which history will remember for all the wrong reasons
  36. It is going to be the best way to take revenge from this man, who has no ettiquettes
  37. It will be the best thing you could have done for his kind deeds
  38. It is one life, so you can either live it to the fullest or destroy it by indulging in immoral activities
  39. It is going to be the classic show, as the actors from different countries of the world are taking part
  40. It may be the best way to counter his allegations, but I am certainly not interested
  41. It will be quite a historical moment, considering two nations coming together for an amicable solution to the long pending issue
  42. It is right on your part
  43. It has been said multiple times, but still he doesn’t seem to understand
  44. It is going to be the best phase for him considering the fact that he has just been released from the prison to start the life afresh
  45. It will look good on him provided he mends his way and develops respect for his elders
  46. It should only be useful, if you know how you can better make use of this machine
  47. It shouldn’t bother you, as you have got all the paper work authenticating your honesty
  48. It will be the best moment, which you should consider as you are already free from all the charges
  49. It will be the most awesome moment as he has just won the long pending case today
  50. It will create moments of history for his family who has the credit of travelling to different places of the world in style.
  51. It isn’t the place which I have visited last time
  52. It is fine, but I need more choices to make my decisio
  53. It can create a certain level of confusion for the visiting delegates
  54. It should be what people actually desire and wish for
  55. It will be morally correct, but again not everyone will be ready to agree on this

I would have highly recommend you to purchase the following English Grammar Book, if you are really serious towards polishing your written and oral English

 

As you purchase the book, you will know the real difference it makes for someone who has great hunger to improve English, but wasn’t able to, uptill now. The book will open thousands of morale boosting, simple and easy techniques right from basics to help you improve your English. Being a reasonably priced one, you can surely expect HAPPY TIMES ahead as well.

 

You can ask for any sort of problem right here in the comment section as well.

Afzal Zaheer

Freelance Writer (Hindustan Times)

 

In case you have missed my earlier posts.

 

How I polished my English Skills- Forth post

English grammar in use

Thanks for showing your overwhelming response in my earlier posts as I am writing the forth post where I will be telling more ways to help you out in sharpening your English skills.

Let’s take a look at the ways by which we can polish our English further.

In English, we would have often use the word “Come” and “return” and all of us know their meaning as well. However, when it comes to their proper usage of words, we often make the most prominent mistake.

For example,

We often say that

We have come from office or school. (Wrong)

The correct form should be

We have returned from office or school (right)

The basic different which lies between “come” and return”:-

We use the word “return” where we had already gone to a place and that we are returning from there.

While on the other hand, the word “come” is used when none such an action takes place.
For example, we can say

My friend will come to house on my birthday (correct)

Here, if we use the word “return” for them, then it is going to be wrong

Like

My friend will return to my house on birthday. (Wrong)

Hope, you have got the basic difference from the two words “come” and “return”

 

Let’s take a look at the other mistakes which I realised after going through Edutree Let us Learn English Grammar

 

 

We often compliment something or the other if we felt good. However, rarely do we use the most importance word during such times,

Apart from these, one of the other things which you need to start preparing yourself is about Active and Passive Voice

 

For example

The lion killed the dear (Active Voice)

The dear was killed by the lion (Passive Voice)

As a blogger cum writer, if you are told to re-write a certain paragraph, then you can easily make the best use of this knowledge.

My experience

One of my other experiences which I am sharing in the post relates to the time when I was in class Third standard. I still remember that the teacher asked me about my hobbies and I said “Computer”. She corrected me by saying that it should be

“I love playing on computer”

or

“I love working on computer”

Similarly, those who love music, when being asked about their hobbies, they should say that they “love listening music”.

Same goes with other hobbies as well.

I am going to further furnish more knowledgeable posts, which will make your journey of writing as well as speaking English easy like never before.

I am going to further furnish more knowledgeable posts, which will make your journey of writing as well as speaking English easy like never before.

Also read :How to polish your English – Fifth Post

How to polish your English – Third post

How to polish English skills – Second Post

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This is the second post where I will be telling more ways to further polish your English skills.

Try to learn one new word on daily basis and most importantly introspect like the way it is used in the sentence.

The irony is, most of us only emphasize on the need to learn a new word, but I am telling from my own experience that it is equally important to refer dictionary and closely look at the way the specific word is used in the sentence.

After all, English is all about learning the intricacies. One of the most common mistakes which people commit while making the use of “older” and “elder”

Both the term means that you are younger to the other person. However, both of them are used in different ways. For example,

  • He is older to me (correct)
  • My brother is older to me (Wrong)

Now, I am explaining to you.

We use “elder” with those people who have blood relations with us. While for others we use “older”

I am going to give you another example in order to help you understand in a better way.

  • I am elder to my cousin brother. (correct)
  • My friend’s father is older to him. (correct)

Hope, you have got the difference between the two.

Another most common mistake which people mistake pertaining to 12o’ clock

If it’s day time, then we will be saying, It’s 12 noon and if its 12 at night, then it’s 12 midnight.

One simply cannot say 12 am or pm.

For example,

I will reach there by 12 noon. (correct)

I will return home by 12 midnight. (correct)

One of the other mistakes which we make at the time of examinations

We usually say,

I have given the examination (wrong)

We should say

I have taken the exam (right)

Even though, it’s literal meaning is totally opposite to what we want to say. Isn’t it?

 

We also unknowingly make the following mistakes and we don’t realise, so it is important to know them in detail as well:-

The food is good (The word “good” shouldn’t be used with FOOD)

The food is tasty, sumptuous, mouthwatering or delicious (You can use any one amongst these four for food)

We shouldn’t say

The match was good (The word “good” shouldn’t be used with Match)

The correct form is

The match was interesting, electrifying etc.

Similarly, if we want to compliment any girl, we use “beautiful” while for boys we use “handsome”.

These are some of small things which matters a lot in the long run and I came to know through the book

Hence, besides learning the new word, you will equally know the way to use it in your sentence (I have told you in the above example)

 

It is important to learn synonymous (words which hold the same meaning). You know why I am saying this is while writing content, you shouldn’t use the same word again and again since it will distract your readers and they will not come again to read it.

Now,

For example while writing content if I have to use the word “sad” again and again, I will rather not repeat it. Since, I know there are so many words which I can use in its place.

For example,

  1. I am sad

It can be done written in another way such as

  1. I am depressed
  2. I am feeling low
  3. I am a bit disturbed
  4. I am not feeling good

I am giving another example which will equally help you understand in a better way as well:-

I hate lazy people

It can be done written in another way such as

  • I don’t like people who are lazy
  • I don’t like people who don’t do any thing

There are so many ways I can compensate this word while expressing my state of mind to the readers. Hence, readers can equally maintain their interest.

I can convey my expressions in various words without facing any sort of problem in the process.

I am again emphasizing on the basic fact that I just made it a point towards thoroughly studying the grammar book namely Edutree – Let us Learn English

along with reading newspapers and making sure that I grasp new words. Again I am emphasizing over the fact that I am extremely careful while using different words. Hope, you like my second post.

Do click on the below post to read my third one, where I am telling you about the secrets regarding how I improve my English skills by taking guidance from grammar book.

Also read : How to polish your English- Third post

How I polished my English skills and how you should too – First post