Appropriate – English editing.

Appropriate = suitable in a particular situation: ‘Once we know more about the cause of the problem, we can take appropriate action.’ ‘To offer them more money at this stage would not be appropriate.’

Appropriate and suitable have similar meanings and are sometimes interchangeable: ‘We’re still waiting for a suitable/an appropriate moment to break the news to them.’ When you mean ‘having the necessary qualities, skills etc, the usual word is suitable: ‘The hotel isn’t suitable for families with children.’

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Appear

Appear = (1) Become visible or be seen (suddenly): ‘Small red patches appeared all over the child’s back.’ ‘A minute later the manager appeared and asked what was wrong.’ (2) Become available or be seen for the first time (Of something new): ‘The first edition of the book appeared in 1987. ‘The new model will not appear in the shops till the end of the year.’(3) To stand formally in presence of some authority, tribunal, or superior person to answer a charge or plead a cause: ‘He must appear in the court today.’(4) To have the appearance  of being; seem; look: ‘She appears nice today’. (5) To be obvious or easily perceived; be clear or made clear by evidence: ‘His comment appears convincing to me.’

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Anyhow/Anyway

“Anyhow” and “anyway” are used to connect sentences only in informal styles (Not in essays, written reports, etc). Their main uses are: (1) to show that you are about to return to the main topic or story line: ‘Anyway, as soon as the plane landed he was rushed off to hospital and that was the last I saw of him,’ (2) to show that your next point is just as important or relevant as your last one; ‘Anyway, I’m too busy to play tennis this afternoon’. ‘Anyhow, it looks like it’s going to rain.’

As a conjunction, “anyhow” means the same as “anyway”, that is, in any case: ‘We were late, anyway the film wasn’t very good.’

As an adverb, “anyhow” means in whatever way or manner, nevertheless, carelessly: ‘I’ll cook it anyhow you like.’ (In whatever manner) ‘It sounds crazy, but I believe it anyhow.’ (Nevertheless)

‘She had her hat on all anyhow, her hat was not straight.’ (Carelessly)

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English Common Errors: anxious – English editing.

Anxious = worried because you fear that something bad may happen or may have happened: ‘Their daughter hadn’t come home from school and they were anxious about her safety.’ ‘I knew it was just a minor operation, but I couldn’t help feeling anxious.’

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English common errors: Announcement – English editing.

When you want to give people some important information, you make announcement: ‘Following the announcement of their marriage, they were pursued by crowds of journalists.’

An advertisement is an item in a newspaper, on television, etc, that tries to persuade people to buy something, apply for a job, etc: ‘At this time the year, the papers are full of holiday advertisement.’

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English Common errors: Aid – English editing.

Aid is mainly used as a noun: ‘Many countries survive on foreign aid from richer neighbors.’ ‘It is government policy to provide aid to the homeless or the unemployed.’

As a verb, aid is used in formal styles and usually means ‘help something recover, develop, grow, etc’: ‘The country’s economic recovery has been aided by the recent peace agreement.’

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English Common Errors: After – English editing.

After is used instead of afterwards only informal styles, usually in phrases such as ‘soon after’, ‘not long after’ or ‘just after’. Careful users generally prefer afterwards, especially at the beginning of a sentence:  ‘shortly afterwards it was announced that the bank had collapsed’. In American English after is often used instead of afterwards.

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English Common Errors : afraid – English editing.

Be afraid to do sth = be unwilling to do something because you are frightened about what may happen: ‘She was afraid to eat it in case was poisonous’. Don’t be afraid to ask for help’.

Be afraid to doing sth = be worried or anxious about something which might happen: ‘Most criminals are afraid of being caught’. He says that he is afraid of losing his job’.

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Open vs. close –class words – English editing.

Open class words, commonly referred as content words, are those belonging to the major part of speech like noun, verbs, adjective and adverbs. These words include brother, run, tall, quickly etc.
In contrast, closed class words are those belonging to grammatical, or function, classes like articles, demonstrative, quantifiers, conjunctions and prepositions. It tends to include a small number of fixed elements. Function words in English include conjunction like (and, or), articles (a, the), demonstrators (this, that), quantifiers (most, few) or prepositions (to, after) etc.
The difference between open class words and close class words lies in use of telegraphic language. Generally, in telegraphic language, open class words are retained but close class words omitted.
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Sentence Structures – English editing.

The old structures are revised in the passage. But the new sentence structures are not explained and made easy to follow. These are an addition to his sentence structures and along with new words already added to his vocabulary improve his grammar and usage in English.
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