The Ultimate Grammar Cheat Sheet for Writers (Infographic)

Posted 15 Nov 2017, by

Brendan Brown

English is the world’s international language, but that doesn’t mean it’s the world’s easiest language. It’s full of grammar oddities, confusing vocabulary and hard-to-master conventions.

There are nearly twice number of people speaking English as second language as there are native speakers, and the ability to speak and write English has become an essential skill for anyone serious about an international career. Those whose English is flawless will impress easily, and those who make errors risk coming across as careless.

It pays to master English grammar, even if you’re a native English speaker. All it takes is a little attention to detail, and the ability to remember how to get around a few of the language’s quirks.

If you want to improve your English, focus on:

  • Banishing grammar mistakes

Make sure you know when to use a comma, what an apostrophe’s for and how to make your writing simple and clear.

  • Swotting up on confusing words

English includes plenty of words that have similar spellings, but different meanings, such as affect and effect. It’s difficult to know which to use in any given sentence, so spend some time learning some common problem words.

  • Widening your vocabulary

It’s easy to keep on using the same few words you’re comfortable with, but you’ll communicate far better if you take advantage of the rich variety of the English language.

  • Proofreading

Everyone makes mistakes, no matter how fluent they are. The only way to make sure you don’t, is to proofread your work (and then proofread it again).

Check out our infographic below for more detailed tips on how to improve your English.

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