18 responses

  1. Anthony Armnani
    February 7, 2012

    Those tips is really something I could use for my writing improvement. Thank you. I’m sorry you’ve lost your tweets, Sylviane, but I’m sure you’ll get many more in the future :)

    • Sylviane Nuccio
      February 7, 2012

      Yes, Anthony,

      I think anyone can use tips like these, don’t we?

  2. Roger Shann
    February 7, 2012

    As usual a very instrutive post Sylviane. Grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes often clash for me although some people do not seem to mind them.

    Even blogging as our cat I try not to trip up this way.


  3. Sylviane Nuccio
    February 7, 2012

    Thanks Roger,

    There are some people who are bothered by spelling and grammar errors and other that aren’t so much, but I always want to go with the ones that are, because it forces me to write better :)

    Thanks for coming by and have a great day!

  4. Cris Marston
    February 7, 2012

    This was very helpful!!! I was misusing the i.e. and e.g. all this time! So, thank you.
    Other great reminders as well. I have, on occasion, e-mailed my post to a (teacher) friend to edit before I will publish it. A bit more security in avoiding some heinous mistake.

    • Sylviane Nuccio
      February 8, 2012

      Hi Cris,

      Welcome here and hope you’ll be back. I didn’t know the difference between i.e. and e.g. either. This was a revelation to me too. Love learning new stuff like this :)

  5. Pnina
    February 8, 2012

    Thank you so much for this Information, I am a beginner and certainly appreciate the great advice.I will also share this with my English writing students.

    • Sylviane Nuccio
      February 8, 2012

      Hello Pnina,

      Thanks so much for passing by and I hope to see you again. I’m glad you like the info in this post.

  6. Janet Callaway
    February 8, 2012

    Sylviane, aloha. Congratulations on the name of your new blog. How did you ever happen to select it? Seriously, even though the move may have been a bit frustrating, it was a good move. People can remember your name, however, it is often difficult to remember a multi-word blog name.

    With this change, you are branding your name as well as establishing your expertise and the purpose of your blog with your tag line.

    Thanks so much for the guide to common writing blunders which happen more often than we would like.

    Best wishes for a magnificent week ahead. Until next time, aloha. Janet

    • Sylviane Nuccio
      February 8, 2012

      Hi Janet,

      Ahahah! I should have selected this domain name six years ago, but didn’t. Thankfully, six years later and I finally decide to buy my own pretty much unique name as a domain name (so it still available) :)

      The reason why I had not done that from the get go is that I didn’t know that it was actually a good idea to have a blog just called your first and last name .com, but I know better now and also my name is starting to be known just a bit more as well.

      Thanks for coming by Janet and have a great one!

  7. Hajra
    February 10, 2012

    You know, English isn’t my first language and though I went to an English school I sometimes wonder whether I am speaking and writing it right! Also, when I am speaking it, I find myself a little lost for words sometimes; I can explain it, just that I can’t find the perfect word for it!

    Thanks for this, this definitely is very informative!

    • Sylviane Nuccio
      February 10, 2012

      Hi Hajra,

      I totally understand. English is not my first language either. Funny, as a matter of fact, I have written a post about this very specific subject, but I am intending to post it as a guest post somewhere. I will let you know when it’s live.

      Practice is the best remedy for this, Hajra, and you are doing great, by the way with your written English!

  8. Nicholle Olores
    February 14, 2012

    Those things above are helpful to me to write effectively. Writing blunders is common mistakes to writers, anyway thanks for the information!

  9. Sylviane Nuccio
    February 15, 2012

    Hi Nicholle,

    You’re welcome. By the way, on my last post you can promote you online biz all you want. Make sure you take advantage of this, since you’re always coming here :)

    • Nicholle
      February 28, 2012

      Thanks Sylvianne. :) I will probably take advantage of this. I always coming here because I love here and I love every post you had.

  10. Jeevanjacobjohn
    February 20, 2012

    Hey Sylviane,

    Thanks for the tips :D

    I don’t usually check/proof read my articles after I write them (although I do realize that proof reading is important). I think the main reason for that is I don’t type that fast and I read while I am writing (yes, it does take more time to read the articles, but I can easily avoid mistakes).

    Anyways, thanks (especially for the reminders about sentence/verb agreement and fragments).

    Jeevan Jacob John

    • Sylviane Nuccio
      February 21, 2012

      Hey Jeevan,

      I guess you are a good writer if you are confident enough not to edit your writing. I myself edit all the time a lot and then I pull my hair off when after editing I still find errors sometimes. But I do not read what I write when I write because it breaks my inspiration and makes me lose my thread of thoughts.

      Thanks for your long visit here reading so many posts, hope you will come back :) I will visit your place too :)

      • Jeevanjacobjohn
        February 21, 2012

        Nah, I am not that of a great writer (I just spend lots of time – writing it, so I pretty much cover the mistakes when I am writing it). I haven’t had that experience. Reading while writing has actually helped me to get more ideas.

        No problem :) Yes, I will come back. The problem with me is that once I comment on a blog, I will surely come back :D (It has worked that way for most blogs).

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