Scribendi.com's editors outline the ten most common mistakes made by ESL students.
Let's give credit where credit is due: Being an English as a Second Language (ESL) student is tough. You must learn new material in your field of study while also learning another language. Sometimes, you may sit through classes that you do not fully understand, which can affect your ESL writing. In addition, the requirement to write papers in a language that is not your first language (and may even be your third or fourth) is daunting. Kudos to all ESL students! In this podcast, we highlight the 10 most common ESL mistakes we’ve encountered in ESL academic writing.
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Put simply, an article is a word that combines with a noun. Articles are actually adjectives because they describe the nouns that they precede. In English, there are only three articles: the, a, and an.
An appositive is a noun or a pronoun (often with modifiers) that is beside another noun or pronoun, usually with the purpose of explaining or modifying. Now don’t get nervous—we'll help you figure this out.
Contrary to popular belief, "which" and "that" do not function in a similar capacity. Although "which" and "that" are both pronouns, they are not interchangeable. "Which" is used for non-restrictive phrases and "that" is used for restrictive phrases.