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    Writing

    A have got a problem(not exactly problem), but i need an advice.I can read almost perfectly, but i'm not able to write very well.So i want to improve my writing to business and academic level, and i don't know how to do it.Perhaps to try translate movies's subs from my native language to Еnglish or something else.Please just don't tell me to write in blog, to communе with someone else or something like that , because i don't have much time!

    Thanks!
    (Did i any mistakes above? )

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    Re: Writing

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, KAT:

    1. The first thing, in my opinion, is for you to ALWAYS capitalize "I" -- not only at the beginning of a sentence.

    2. I chuckled (a friendly little laugh) when I read that you "don't have much time!"

    a. There are some things that take time -- and writing well is one of them.

    3. Most writing teachers tell us that if we wish to write well, then the "magic word" is READ.

    a. Read something that interests you. Read and read and read, and you will begin to see how people write. Maybe you will not know it, but you will start to copy them.

    i. Since you are interested in business-level and academic-level English, you need to read business journals and academic journals.

    (a) There are many business magazines and newspapers online.
    (b) Academically speaking, read about the subject that interests you.

    4. To write well, you must edit and edit and edit.

    a. Look at your first sentence. It might be edited something like this:

    "I do not have a problem, but I do need some advice."



    James

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    Re: Writing

    Thanks a lot!I know about capitalizing, but I forgot.And why did you laugh? :D Did I write it wrongly?Actually I read, not a lot, but read.
    Greetings!

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    Re: Writing

    Quote Originally Posted by KAT90 View Post
    And why did you laugh? :D Did I write it wrongly?

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, KAT:

    I think that "chuckle" is a good word for you to learn.

    It often means a FRIENDLY laugh.

    I chuckled because you (who, I guess, are a young person) said that you did not have much time.

    I know how impatient young people are. I USED TO BE young myself!

    No, you did not write it wrong(ly), but I do think that the verb "commune with someone" is not the appropriate verb.

    Since you DID ask for advice, may I remind you of one more thing?

    Be sure to use correct spacing.

    For example, you wrote "Thanks a lot!I know ...." It should be: "Thanks a lot! I know ...." (By putting the exclamation mark and the word "I" so close together, you make it difficult to read. And it is very unattractive. People often refuse to read something that does not look inviting.)



    James


    P.S. Check out the "Editing and Writing" forum. It may be exactly what you are looking for.

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