Re: learning from stories
Hi fedail, and welcome to Using English.
Originally Posted by fedail
Another person once suggested this method, and I think it's a good one.
- Buy a small, inexpensive paper dictionary.
- When you have to look up a word, put a check mark next to it.
- If you look up the same word again, place another check mark, and then make an attempt to use that word on your own within the next day.
- If you find you have had to look up the same word three times (that is, if you go to look it up and find two check marks already), that means you have to make a real effort to add that word to your working vocabulary. Create situations to use that word, write a few sentences with it (post those sentences here if you want) and really learn it.
In the meantime, please remember that the pronoun "I" and all words that start a sentence are capitalized.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.