Archive for the ‘Writing’ Category

How to say and write numbers in English?

July 2nd, 2010 in Writing

Fractions and decimals

We say simple fractions like this:

1/8 = one eighth

5/7 = five sevenths
2/5 = two fifths
3/4 hour = three quarters of an hour

Expansion of a sentence into a paragraph

June 24th, 2010 in Writing

The ability to expand a sentence or a short passage into a large paragraph is essential to be a good writer. The expansion of a passage practically amounts to the writing of miniature essays on the subject of the original passage. There are no strict rules for the length of the paragraph. It must be neither too short nor too long.

Autobiography writing tips

May 31st, 2010 in Writing

A biography is the account of a person’s life written by another person. An example is ‘Life of Johnson’ written by Boswell. An autobiography is the story of a person’s life written by that person. An example is ‘My Experiments With Truth’ written by M.K. Gandhi.

How to Write Dates?

April 4th, 2010 in Writing

In British English dates are usually written as given below:

26 May 1979

30 October 2003

Note that the names of months always begin with capital letters.

Contracted Verb Forms

April 3rd, 2010 in Writing

Contractions are forms like I’ve and he’ll. There are two kinds of contractions:

Noun/pronoun etc + auxiliary verb

Paragraph Writing Tips

March 10th, 2010 in Writing

Look at any printed prose text, and you will notice that the text content is divided into sections. Each one of these sections of text is called a paragraph. Every form of prose composition is broken up into paragraphs to make them easily readable.

Letter Writing Tips Part II

February 15th, 2010 in Letter Writing, Writing

The body of the letter
The style in which the body of the letter is written depends upon the kind of letter you are writing. The style or tone of a personal letter will be quite different from that of a business letter. The following hints, nevertheless, apply to letters of all kinds.