My TalkShop Language Tips

I joined TalkShop Africa because I am interested in learning the English language hence I was a language student at form six(advanced level) therefor I like the language.

Correct version:

I joined TalkShop Africa because I am interested in learning English. I was a language student at form six (advanced level) and I like the language.

Language Tip 1 for Erick Marandu (23 November 2011):

Words like “therefore”, “hence”, “thus” etc. are used in formal writing. They don’t act as conjunctions, so if you are joining two clauses, use a conjunction (and, so, because,…).  It is also a matter of style.  If you use them outside a formal context, it can make you sound pretentious.

 

(vi) computer tables ( here we are planning to Combine tables which are more cheaper than the desktop tables such as that of KIRSEC
(vii) One (1) scanner
(viii) one Laminator
(viii) One Photocopy Machine
(ix) four (4) Power savers
(x) 6 months rent for the room
(xi) One Month pay for security and the servant
(xii) Digital Camera for taking passport pictures (This is available)
(xiii) Room services such as electrical system and lighting fittings for passport.

Correct version:

(vi) computer tables (here we are planning to combine tables which are cheaper than the desktop tables, such as that of KIRSEC)
(vii) one (1) scanner
(viii) one laminator
(viii) one photocopy machine
(ix) four (4) power savers
(x) 6 months’ rent for the room
(xi) one month’s pay for security and the servant
(xii) digital camera for taking passport pictures (this is available)
(xiii) room services such as electrical system and lighting fittings for passport.


Language Tip 2 for Erick Marandu (18 January 2012):

When you use the comparative form in English, always pay attention to the length of the word. As a rule, add “-er” to one syllable adjectives and two syllable adjectives ending in ‘-y’. Examples: cheap – cheaper, hot – hotter, happy – happier, funny – funnier
Before two, three or more syllable adjectives, place “more”. Examples: difficult – more difficult, interesting – more interesting

Also please mind the use of capital and small initial letters. Most words are written in lower case letters, exceptions are the first word of a sentence, proper nouns, such as place names, names of people, days of the week, months, and titles.

 

Othes
May be like the license follow up
Also a stand by generator which may not be important at the start.
Thanks I am finding for the prices of the above equipment and I will post it soon.

Correct version:

Further equipment

maybe the follow-up license
Also a standby generator which may not be important at the start.
Thanks, I am trying to find out/looking for the prices of the above equipment and I will post them soon.


Language Tip 3 for Erick Marandu (18 January 2012):

In English, you cannot say “to find for”. You can “look for” something, or “find out (about)” something.

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2 Responses to “My TalkShop Language Tips”
  1. Erick Marandu says:

    Ok thank you I got it

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