The rules of capitalization
in English can be quite confusing. Most students understand that they
should begin a sentence with a capital letter. They also understand that
proper nouns (e.g. Mark, Mary) should be capitalized.
However, the most common mistakes occur with national adjectives and the names of languages....
ESL students make several
mistakes while writing English. Interestingly, most of these mistakes are not
all that serious and can be avoided easily. Here is a quick overview of common
mistakes in the use of articles.
“My success was not just because of hard work.”
Porter Gale, author
of Your Network is Your Net Worth, in a Forbes interview, revealed that
much of her success can be attributed to relationships she made
throughout the years.
She stressed that one’s “net worth” is not
anchored on the size of one’s portfolio or network but on the quality of
affairs and on one’s “ability to define and stay true to your passions
and values and that working with other people who share them will allow
you to build a strong and enduring interpersonal safety net that will
carry you through any financial calamity to greater output and personal
Global labor trends show that millions and millions of people
every year are unemployed, and should they seek jobs, they would face
rigorous screening processes. This is due to changes in the operations,
structures, and spending of many companies caused by unpredictable economic
circumstances and technological developments replacing a huge part of the human
force. Adding to the worry of any job applicant is the tight competition with
other job seekers.
Foreign expressions have become an integral part of the English
language. While you don’t necessarily have to be familiar with all the
foreign words in English, you should know the most common ones.
Many of these expressions are commonly used in newspaper headlines.
If you are not familiar with them, you will not be able to understand
the meaning of the headlines.