#EngQAs 25 April, 2016

Hi, fellas! How are you today? I hope you’re all well.

Tonight, I’ll open a Q&A session. Mention us with any questions related to learning English. #EngQAs

I’ll pick 3 questions for us to discuss (or more, should the time allow). Tweet us with the hashtag #EngQAs.

Let’s start with this question. Which is correct: an unique or a unique? #EngQAs

sndryn @grizzpo

@englishtips4u which one is correct : an unique or a unique ? #EngQAs

 

The word ‘unique’, same as ‘uniform’ or ‘unicorn’, begins with a palatal approximant /j/, which is a consonantal sound, even though it starts with a vowel. Thus, the correct article is ‘a’. #EngQAs

It depends on the sound the word makes. Thanks for your question! :)

sndryn @grizzpo

@englishtips4u got it! thankyou for the answers

 

This is our second question. Any tips, fellas?
student life @enthotimus
@EnglishTips4U #EngQAs wondering how to check our writing when no one could be our proofreader, checking the style i mean, not about grammar

 

I’ll start with putting the text aside for a while (10 or 15 minutes). Some distance will give us a new point of view about it @enthotimus #EngQAs.

Next, it’s recommended to eliminate some unnecessary words. For example, see if you’ve written too many the’s or of’s. @enthotimus #EngQAs.

You should also know what to look for. From your past writings, see what mistakes you tend to make. It could be monotonous text, ambiguous sentences, or repetitive words. @enthotimus #EngQAs

The last but not least, read the text aloud. This is especially helpful for spotting run-on sentences. You’ll also hear other problems that you might not see when reading silently. That’s what I can share, @enthotimus!! Hope it helps. #EngQAs

 

All right, fellas, if there’s no more question, I’ll wrap up today’s #EngQAs. Thank you very much for joining.

student life ‏@enthotimus  Apr 25

@EnglishTips4U thanks, as always your tweets are enlightening, keep sharing guys, cheers

Have a good night and a good rest, fellas! See you!

 

Compiled by @alicesaraswati for @EnglishTips4U on Monday, 25 April, 2016.

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