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Tip Top Grammar Tips for Content Writers

Content WritersBack in your elementary days, your English teachers used to hammer your brains with the correct usage of the English language. They hammer it hard; it could make an indention out of your skull. But back then, you didn’t realize how important the subject was, until you woke up one morning in your adult life, with a handful of revisions lying on your desktop. Quite frustrating, isn’t it? Although we often say that content writing is different from conventional writing, it is still necessary to polish your grammar. After all, writing for the web is still writing.

Grammar is a thing that is often neglected by many content writers out there. Sometimes, because of rushing things and trying to beat the deadline, they tend to write whatever that comes out of their mind without even taking a second look on their grammar. And there are also some who just doesn’t care whether their articles are grammatically correct or not. For them, as long as they are able to produce articles, they could be happier more than ever. But then again, web content is not in any way different from articles you see in magazines or newspapers. This too, should be well written with correct English grammar.

Bear in mind that grammar is very important in order for you to gain trust from your readers and thus, if you want to have an effective content writing, you need to polish your grammar. Below are some tips for you:

The “S” factor: Countable Vs Non-Countable Nouns

This is one issue that many writers find hard to grasp and this is where most of them commit a major mistake. Countable nouns are easier to understand than the non-countable nouns because the former basically refers to the common nouns that we use every day. These can either be in singular or plural form, with the letter “s” attached to the plural form.

On the other hand, non-countable nouns refer to concepts and substances in which they cannot be separated into elements like furniture, equipment, water, stuff, etc. In other worlds, we cannot count them and therefore we need to use a countable expression to make them singular or plural.

For example:  pieces of furniture, glasses of water, strands of hair, sacks of rice

*You never say furnitures or rices. Sounds awkward, don’t they?*

Comma, Comma, Comma

We all know that a comma is used to indicate a pause within a sentence, but where to use and insert it within the sentence is quite a question. There are different rules to follow with the correct usage of commas:

-          Use it to separate words or group of words that is in a series of three or more. E.g “The 20 bars of chocolate are to be divided among Jason, Carl, Peter and Henry.

-          Use it to separate two adjectives. E.g. She is a smart, gorgeous woman.

-          Use it before mentioning a person’s name or title. E.g., Can you, Susan, buy that thing for me?

These are just some grammar pointers that you need to be careful of when writing your articles. Whether you are writing it for website content, for article directory submissions or for your own blog, you have to make sure that everything you  write are grammatically correct to ensure that you will only present well written articles that can be a delight to a lot of online readers. This is also one way to gain trust from potential customers, so do good. And remember, always proofread. Mistakes cannot be avoided, but sometimes, a quick proofreading can actually fix the errors before actually posting your articles on the web.

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