Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    pljames is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like

    Question English language

    Is the English language itself a problem or the writer of it. I use Grammarly and it is a Godsend to me. I cannot seem to find (my style) of writing. I write to inform and be informed and too learn. I have a reading and writing comprehension problem. I am blind to verbs and nouns but fanatical on sentence structure which I think compensates for the nouns and verbs problems. I try my best to make all the points understandable, but again my free style does not seem to be my best writing.

    If there is one point to make, it should be a short one. But can it be better understood if one uses indents to make points or links? I am impressed by the Wikipedia. It seems to be what I call informed writing. But overdoing links seem to destroy the points. Critique this for me please. Paul

  2. #2
    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • American English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    9,854
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: English language

    You must have a difficult time reading if you can not see nouns or verbs.

  3. #3
    pljames is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: English language

    SoothingDave,
    I look at the words meaning, not how it's used. I push for sentence construction instead, it compensate for my reading comprehension problem. I also have a writing comprehension problem. I write free style, but use only the whole subject as the piece other that changing my thoughts in every paragraph. I use Grammarly which helps me correct any misspelled words. I was wondering if there is another person who has these disabilities could they to use these thoughts (underlined). I do not think the teachers understand our disabilities. With Grammarly one can see the words spelling meaning and correct placement into the sentence.

    And learn how the verbs nouns an interact by using color and Grammarly. We to just want to be understood. Paul

  4. #4
    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • British English
      • Home Country:
      • UK
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Posts
    43,335
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: English language

    If you're blind to certain forms, might it not be a good idea to focus less on grammar and look more at meaning?

  5. #5
    pljames is offline Junior Member
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • United States
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    58
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Re: English language

    Tdol,
    I agree but their are so many ways to understanding what the writer meant. Like each paragraph says different things and the piece is not orderly or within the same points. Five paragraphs with different thoughts are confusing to me. I favor editorials short and to the point. I use Grammarly to give the words meaning as with the sentence. I try to compensate for my disability. Is there more than one way to understand others writings? Paul

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 15-Aug-2012, 18:56
  2. english language
    By pallavi kakkar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-Sep-2010, 16:45
  3. [General] english language
    By pallavi kakkar in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-Sep-2010, 11:40
  4. english foreign language vs english second language
    By Anonymous in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-Dec-2008, 20:43
  5. English Literarute or English Language Translation
    By pariya in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-Apr-2008, 20:08

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •