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Author Topic: Improve your writing skill tips  (Read 2020 times)

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Offline Val

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Improve your writing skill tips
« on: July 03, 2006, 03:49:44 PM »
Hi all!
I just thought that since for some of us English is not our mother tongue, these tips might come in handy when preparing our texts :-*

http://www.lifeisajoke.com/college13_html.htm


Val
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« Last Edit: July 03, 2006, 03:51:51 PM by Val »
Arthus Bertrand
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The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline anniebc

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2006, 09:05:07 PM »
"What the....!!!

They lost me at 1...Avoid Alliteration.... :D

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2006, 09:18:25 PM »
They left out

"To carelessly split infinitives is a sign of poor preparation."

MtD
(Who hates split infinitives)

Offline The Canuck

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2006, 09:23:32 PM »
If I follow all these rules..I'll get bored after having written two sentences...I'll keep using my basic English and should do the trick as long as I'm being understood.  :o

The Canuck

Offline Life

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2006, 10:15:39 PM »
Crap, that just hurts my brain.... If you can even just get a general to semi-marginal idea of what I am talking about, I am happy. :)

Offline Val

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2006, 12:51:29 AM »
Jan,
I know what you mean!  I looked up the word "alliteration" in the dictionary and can alliteratively affirm that I didn't understand it!  I just thought it was funny the way the guy prepared his list of so-called tips...!

Val
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Arthus Bertrand
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20YABFR084&pais=France
Ali Mahdavi
http://asyoudesireme.online.fr/index.htm
Richard de Chazal
http://www.richarddechazal.com/
Daniel Nassoy
http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2006, 01:17:23 AM »
Val,

That list is a well known "office humour" article that's been doing the rounds of the internet (and workplace tea rooms) for years now.

It's actually quite clever.

MtD

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2006, 01:27:46 AM »
I LOVE a split infinitive. It is to die for. For it is, rather, for to die.

:)

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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2006, 02:05:32 AM »
I LOVE a split infinitive. It is to die for. For it is, rather, for to die.

Shun the unbeliever!!!!

MtD

Offline Val

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Re: Improve your writing skill tips
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2006, 02:59:53 PM »
Matty,
Not only has it been around for years now, but it has been translated into more than 100 languages!  Even in Pascuense ;)  Still,  I think it is funny.

Val
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Arthus Bertrand
http://www.yannarthusbertrand.com/yann2/affichage.php?reference=TVDC%20YABFR084&pais=France
Ali Mahdavi
http://asyoudesireme.online.fr/index.htm
Richard de Chazal
http://www.richarddechazal.com/
Daniel Nassoy
http://www.danielnassoy.com/pages/galeries_portraits_2.html
Photography:
The word comes from the Greek words φως phos ("light"), and γραφίς graphis ("stylus", "paintbrush") or γραφή graphê, together meaning "drawing with light" or "representation by means of lines".

 


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