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Lesson Posted on 21 Jun Learn Creative Writing +1 Spoken English

however

Parneet Kaur

I have recently completed my senior secondary in commerce . Later on, I have started learning English...

However, the word used for gives the opposite sense as but. There are different situations when it's necessary to use however even though we use but or and another word, so however is basically used for (halanki) its Hindi meaning of, however. For example: i like eating sweets, however i don't eat.... read more

However, the word used for gives the opposite sense as but. There are different situations when it's necessary to use however even though we use but or and another word, so however is basically used for (halanki) its Hindi meaning of, however.  

For example: i like eating sweets, however i don't eat. 

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Answered on 07/05/2021 Learn Creative Writing

Santhosh Mathevan

A new-age Writer | Life skills Trainer with 7+ years of experience

There are many ways to develop writing skills, of which the primary method is to increase reading habit a lot. The more one reads, the more they can write. Secondly, a creative writer needs to have an analytical view of everything, which makes him/her look at the events occurring around them with the... read more

There are many ways to develop writing skills, of which the primary method is to increase reading habit a lot. The more one reads, the more they can write.
Secondly, a creative writer needs to have an analytical view of everything, which makes him/her look at the events occurring around them with the third eye. Reading between the lines matters a lot. This analytical view pushes you to get a new and fresh perception of things that you can present in your prose, poetry, novel or any form of writing.
Publishing a book has become one easy way in the current trend. You can publish a book through publishers like Notionpress who support independent writers and debutants. You can also approach Amazon Kindle, where you will also be able to publish both e-book and hardcopy of your writings.

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Lesson Posted on 06/03/2020 Learn Creative Writing

Using the Principle of Brevity

Pooja Dubey

I am a trainer since 2005 and training students and corporate employees on subjects like personality...

Say more with fewer words - the principle says that you should eliminate all the words that you can do without. Delete words Words that have little importance or are not useful in a sentence Ex. She was kind of serious; He was really very upset with the accident Some more such words could... read more

 Say more with fewer words - the principle says that you should eliminate all the words that you can do without.

  • Delete words
    • Words that have little importance or are not useful in a sentence

Ex. She was kind of serious; He was really very upset with the accident

Some more such words could be basically, given, particular, actually, practically, generally, etc.

  • Words that have the same meanings as others already used

Ex. My assignment is full and complete; First and foremost, I need to tell you that he is the most important person on our project; Each and everything was made clear to you.

Some more combinations could be basic and fundamental, hopes and dreams, true and accurate, various and sundry, etc.

  • Words with meanings already implied by other words - redundant

Ex. It is an a unexpected surprise (surprise is always unexpected); The dress was red in color. (red is obviously a color); He was trying to learn Vedic maths - He was learning Vedic maths.

  • Replace phrase with words

Ex. In the case that- if; Concerning the matter of - about; the reason behind - why

  • Make affirmatives out of negatives

Ex. “Not different” - similar; “not the same” - different; not taken into notice - overlooked

Clarity

If you cannot be clear in your writing then don’t write at all.

But how do you know if the sentence is clear or not? Imagine you are a novice reader of the subject and read your sentence aloud. Can you understand it? Or do you need to read it again?

Thumb Rule: If your reader can understand what you said in a sentence just by reading it once then you have done a good job.

Keep your writing simple, short, sensible, sound, and straightforward.

Ex. I am writing to the Welfare Department to say that my baby was born two years old. When do I get my money? 

Correction: My son was born two years back and I applied for funds to the Welfare Department but I did not receive any. I am going to write a complaint to them.

Ex. I would not ever want to say there are not people on our campus that at first in the classroom are not hard to understand, at least until students get used to them," Watkins said.

Correction: when students are new, they are hard to understand but as people get used to them, they become easier.

Ex. The task force said it looked at hunger as a social problem in which some people cannot obtain adequate amounts of food.

Correction: The task force says that hunger is a social problem as some people are unable to get adequate amounts of food for their living.

Ex. Much too frequently, the criminal escapes the scene of a crime because he manages to escape the visual capability of the responding officers

Correction: Most criminals are able to escape the crime scene as they manage to leave unnoticed by responding officers.

Can you correct this one?

Due to the fact that instructors come from diverse backgrounds and occupy different positions within a given university, both individual and organizational based factors may contribute to the variance in levels of agreement between perceptions.

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Lesson Posted on 26/06/2019 Learn Creative Writing

Hardwork

Ravina

Once upon a time, in jungle a bee live on the tree her name was rimi. She was very beautiful and simple, she go to collect the juice from flower daily to make honey. But in jungle a beer live, who was very dangerous. He come to bee comb when it is filled with honey and he destroys the bees home and take... read more

Once upon a time, in jungle a bee live on the tree her name was rimi. She was very beautiful and simple, she go to collect the juice from flower daily to make honey. But in jungle a beer live, who was very dangerous. He come to bee comb when it is filled with honey and he destroys the bees home and take all the honey. But the never felt bad after that he again start making his home and collect honey then he again come and the process goes on. One day she decided to make his home at another tree at the high point. The beer again come when started to climb on a tree he fell, he again try to climb but again he fell .The moral of the story is to do hardwork without complaining to anyone.you can change your way but not your goal one day you will reach at high point and no one can destroy your home

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Answered on 14/03/2019 Learn Creative Writing +2 Spoken English Content Writing

Lavanya Ambalkar

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The best way to improve English writing skills is to practice reading as much as possible. Please contact me in case you write and need to get your writings corrected. I will help for sure.
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Lesson Posted on 23/10/2018 Learn Creative Writing

Essentials of Content Writing

Pooja Dubey

I am a trainer since 2005 and training students and corporate employees on subjects like personality...

In any content writing assignment or article, you need to take care of three things - 1) Emotions: Readers like your creation only when they can relate to it emotionally at some level. Higher the emotional engagement, more are the chances that your writing would be appreciated. 2) Human story - Irrespective... read more

In any content writing assignment or article, you need to take care of three things -

1) Emotions: Readers like your creation only when they can relate to it emotionally at some level. Higher the emotional engagement, more are the chances that your writing would be appreciated.

2) Human story - Irrespective of the channel you use, style of capture, the topic you write on, the ultimate objective is to communicate with people. People make the primary actors and thus the involvement and consideration is of prime importance. Creating a story that has human involvement gives you an edge as your readers would be able to visualise and relate to their experiences through your content.

3) Curiosity - Your writing should provoke the reader into thinking such that after reading, they should ask questions to themselves - what is happening? How does it work? Why is it like that? When did it happen? Where did it happen? Etc.

How to use these essentials?

1) Emotions: We need to generate many feelings in people through numerous articles in a blog so that people can relate and connect with us in various ways. Once they feel many emotions with us, they think compared to us and are more open to listening to us when we are selling.

If you have a friend who takes care of you (love emotion), fights with you (anger), does your work (comfort), you feel more connected with him, and whenever you look for buying a new cell phone, you would take the views of this person.

Just the same way, you need to connect with your audience.

An example of how emotions can be generated in a bland research material

Research says, “Indians take only 4297 steps daily while Americans walk more with over 6880 steps taken daily.”

Emotional Appeal, “Indians among laziest people in the world” - you may be

Upset or irritated - why are we so lazy?

Or angry - how can they call us lazy

2) Human Story - We spoke to a manager in a big

The writer in the case of the article mentioned above used a positive story about an Indian.

Story: Delhi-based dietician Ritika Samaddar suggests at least 10,000 steps a day to remain fit, "People feel that if they have walked for an hour in the morning, they have got their share of physical exercise done. But you need to be active throughout the day."

3) Curiosity?

Ex. 232% obesity increase for females versus 67% increase for males.

Will, you do not have the curiosity to read on if you are a woman?

 

Exercise for you:

Take this topic: Understanding the impact of communication technologies on customer retention

Now think of communication technologies and customer retention as keywords, and answer the following questions -

Who is your audience?________________________________________________________

Write your Answer here: (Hint: Identify age, gender, occupation, education, designation, & interests)

What emotions can you use with your audience?___________________________________

Write your Answer here: (Hint: Identify their pain points)

Can you think of a human story around communication technologies and customers?______

Write your Answer here: (Hint: Imagine a customer using a communication technology)

Can you make your readers curious about something?_______________________________

Write your Answer here: (Hint: Think what can make you curious if you were in the place of the audience)

 

What content can you think of covering in the article after knowing your audience, their emotions, and unique ideas?

Write your Answer here: (Hint: Think facts, stories, figures, content, ideas, etc.)

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Lesson Posted on 15/12/2017 Learn Creative Writing +3 Soft Skills for Business Spoken English Personal Effectiveness Training

Ivanka Trump Launches "Complicit" A Word Of The Year

Rahul Mate

I kicked off his career in the television industry as an assistant director and scriptwriter. I worked...

Ivanka Trump launches 'Complicit' a word of the year: Dictionary.com is a web portal dedicated to English language. Every day they come up with a word of the day. This website closely work with the development of English language and current developments in writing in press, periodicals, books and other... read more

Ivanka Trump launches 'Complicit' a word of the year:

Dictionary.com is a web portal dedicated to English language. Every day they come up with a word of the day. This website closely work with the development of English language and current developments in writing in press, periodicals, books and other material.

Yesterday they have declared 'complicit' as its word of the year.

Complicit: The particular word is used by Ivanka Trump for the fragrance she launched. Scarlett Johansson in a glittery gold dress launched it. The other developments like, Russian election influence, the ever-widening sexual harassment scandal, mass shootings and the opioid epidemic increased the use of the word "complicit”. Dictionary.com then chosen it the word of the year for 2017.

Lexicographer Jane Solomon told revels the meaning, "This year a conversation that keeps on surfacing is what exactly it means to be complicit," she further added, “Complicit has sprung up in conversations about those who speak out against powerful figures in institutions, and those who stay silent."

March 12. "Saturday Night Live" launched the sketch starring Scarlett Johansson as Ivanka Trump in a glittery gold dress peddling a fragrance called "Complicit" as it reveals "She's beautiful, she's powerful, she's complicit."

I remember a quote of David Crystal, “A feature of English that makes it different compared with all other languages is its global spread” I remember he used it in the preface of his book, ‘‘Stories of English’ David Crystal. He goes further and explains how English is spread across the globe and how it’s form, syntax is different from each other. Sir David Crystal is lexicographer of Cambridge encyclopedia and is the only senior most authority alive today.

I wonder if other languages also practice the same thing, they will get enriched and will remain in use for more years. Else the touch screen reality and ever changing diction will make any established language irrelevant within 10 years.

Surprisingly on April 5, Ivanka, Solomon said. It was the day after she appeared on "CBS This Morning" and told Gayle King, among other things: "I don't know what it means to be complicit."

The other development on Oct. 24, Arizona Republican Jeff Flake harshly criticizing President Donald Trump and urging other members of the party not to stand silently with the president. He used 'complicit' word as follow.

"I have children and grandchildren to answer to, and so, Mr. President, I will not be complicit," Flake said.

I soon will be writing on the words which have become absolute in 2017. As this year has been a year of heavy political turmoil and political upheaval like never before. This year also is the year when many writers surfaced their talent in writing in revival style. The movies, music, dance, drama, public relations, advertising and political arena went on revivalism raga.

As fashion changes every season and so do the language. Let us get updated with in vogue new terminologies.

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Lesson Posted on 15/12/2017 Learn Creative Writing +1 Spoken English

The English Words Which Are Out Of Use In 2017

Rahul Mate

I kicked off his career in the television industry as an assistant director and scriptwriter. I worked...

Out-Of-Use Words In 2017 As we are approaching the fag-end of the year 2017, it is time to take a look back at language. Every year when we read news paper new words are added and some old words are removed from use. The devout news paper readers observe it with relish. They hone their language with... read more

Out-Of-Use Words In 2017

As we are approaching the fag-end of the year 2017, it is time to take a look back at language.

Every year when we read news paper new words are added and some old words are removed from use.

The devout news paper readers observe it with relish. They hone their language with razor sharp usage of words. They are the people who win the hearts during public speaking.

We can call them the lost words in English during year 2017

1. Ambodexter, n: One who takes bribes from both sides

2. Betrump, v: To deceive, cheat; to elude: This particular word is used this year by only The Asian Age in India and Spectator in west. This is used for the news from US and Latin US.

3. Coney-catch, v: To swindle, cheat, deceive

4. Hugger-mugger, n, adj, and adv: Concealment, secrecy; clandestinely

5. Nickum, n: A cheating or dishonest person

6. Quacksalver, n: A person who dishonestly claims knowledge of medicine

7. Rouker, n: A person who whispers or spreads rumors, this particular word is used this year the most acclaimed daily The Asian Age and spectator in west.

8. Man-millinery, adj: Suggestive of male vanity or pomposity

9. Parget, v: To daub the face or body with powder or paint

10. Snout-fair, adj: Fair-faced, comely, handsome

11. Slug-a-bed, n: One who lies long in bed through laziness

12. Losenger, n: A false flatterer, a lying rascal, a deceiver

13. Momist, n: A person who habitually finds fault; a harsh critic,

14. Peacockize, v: To pose or strut ostentatiously

15. Percher, n: An ambitious or self-assertive person

16. Rouzy-bouzy, adj: Boisterously drunk

17. Ruff, v: To swagger, bluster, domineer.

18. Sillytonian, n: A silly or gullible person

19. Wlonk, adj + n: Proud, haughty; splendid

20. Fumish, adj: Hot-tempered, irascible, passionate

21. Awhape, v: To amaze, stupefy with fear

22. Hugge, v: To shake with fear or with cold

23. Merry-go-sorry, n: A mixture of joy and sorrow

24. Stomaching, adj: Given to cherish anger or resentment

25. Swerk, v: To become dark or gloomy

26. Teen, v: To vex, irritate, annoy, anger

27. Tremblable, adj: Causing dread or horror

28. Wasteheart, int: Used to express grief, pity, regret

29. Dowsabel, n: Sweetheart, ‘lady-love’

30. Ear-rent, n: Figurative cost of listening to trivial talk

Unfamiliar they may be now but at least one could be returning to modern use as part of a campaign to highlight how long-lost words are still relevant today.

These 30 words are selected by language experts at the University of York as being ripe for revival. Senior Lecturer Dominic Watt and his research team spent three months scouring historic texts and etymological dictionaries to create the list.

They are grouped into themes which Dr Watt in Forensic Speech Science at the University of York, he undertakes forensic phonetic casework on a part-time basis.  Dr Watt co-designed and delivers the MSc in Forensic Speech Science at York, the only course of its kind.  He has degrees in linguistics and phonetics from the Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle, and has held teaching and research positions in the speech sciences at institutions throughout the UK and in Germany.

I personally admire Dr Watt as a Professor of Mass Communication. I appreciate this passion and study in the language domain. I shoulder his view on its importance in modern life: post-truth (deception), appearance, personality, behavior, and emotions.

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Lesson Posted on 13/10/2017 Learn Creative Writing +3 BA Tuition Introduction to Journalism English Communication

English Written and Spoken: Exercise To Gain Familiarity

Adithya

A few simple procedures to follow to improve your English:1. Reading simple children's storybooks to start off with understanding word placement and sentence construction.2. Write out short essays to judge your grip on the language.3. Copy down paragraphs from newspaper articles to understand advanced... read more

A few simple procedures to follow to improve your English:

1. Reading simple children's storybooks to start off with understanding word placement and sentence construction.

2. Write out short essays to judge your grip on the language.

3. Copy down paragraphs from newspaper articles to understand advanced word placement and sentence construction.

4. Make a note of words in the copied paragraphs and find their meanings and how these words are used in a sentence.Online dictionaries or generic over the counter dictionaries should help this process.

5. Use a thesaurus to find out words that have a similar meaning to the words you just found the meanings to using a dictionary.

6. Readout sentences aloud. The paragraph which you copied from newspapers can be used for this process. You can also select paragraphs from magazines, textbooks and other sources of English prose.

7. Use an online dictionary to find out how words are pronounced.

8. Watch the news from both national and international channels. Do note that you do not have to pay attention to the content of the news but to the manner in which words are pronounced and the style of speaking English. You will notice that there are two dominant methods of speaking English, the British accent and the American accent, there are other accents (for example English with an influence of Arabic, or French or Russian in various news channels).

9. Write out more complex essays based on an article that you have read in the newspaper or magazine or from any other source of prose.

10. Read, copy and find the meaning of words of articles found in the Editorial Section of newspapers as senior journalists write the articles on this page. The end result of these procedures will leave you with a better grip on the English language both written and spoken.

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Answered on 02/08/2019 Learn Creative Writing +1 Business English

Subroto Ghosh

Life Coaching And Personality Development

To practice is to understand and drive with confidence. Written skills always give a breakeven path in what you deal with. Justify your capability to drive it, so it is evident if you take English as a medium to communicate
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