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The History of English, part 2: How this helps.

The History of English, part 2: How this helps.

In my previous blog post, I talked about the history of English and just barely discussed why it may be useful information.  At first sight, something like history doesn't seem immediately applicable: how does knowing English language history help me write a good...

Engels voor Nederlanders:  How to improve your English writing

Engels voor Nederlanders: How to improve your English writing

So, you can hold a conversation in English.  You can interact with international colleagues socially and professionally, attend meetings in English, and you can even do research in English.  Great. But now you need to write.   Here are three tricks to improve...

Meta-language #2:  Subject, Verb, Object

Meta-language #2: Subject, Verb, Object

So now that we've defined what Meta-language is, let's get down to learning the basics: Each sentence must have two things: A 'thing' (Subject) that does something (Verb) SUBJECT:  This is a noun, meaning 'person, place, thing, or idea.'  In essence, a subject is...

Meta-language 101: What is it? How does it help?

Meta-language 101: What is it? How does it help?

Meta-language is both the most difficult part of grammar and the most useful.  To help you begin, here's a bit about meta-language. First, what are you talking about? What is meta-language? Meta-language is language about language. Basically, meta-language is the kind...