The six top common writing mistakes in English for learners of English as a second language, including examples and corrections.
Although "ESL" (English as a Second Language) is commonly used to refer to students whose first language is not English, professionals in the field now prefer "non-native [English] speakers" (NNS) or "multilingual students." The term "multilingual" acknowledges both students' ability to function in multiple languages and the difficulty they face when writing in English.
Mentioned below are the 6 common mistakes in ESL writing:-
Keep the following points in mind to avoid this issue:
To avoid such mistakes, two to five paragraphs per A4 page is a good rule of thumb (assuming single line spacing). Additionally, try to limit each paragraph to a single main idea or topic.
The most common examples are:
as in "colour" and "color" -our (BrE) and -or (AmE)
Prevent putting together personal statements and using personal pronouns such as "I/me/my" to assure that you are writing in the third person.
Be aware of the distinctions between proper and common nouns, as these are the most common capitalization issues among ESL writers. "Car/truck/lorry/van," for example, are common nouns, whereas "Honda/suzuki/Ford/Toyota" are proper nouns.
There are no shortcuts to using articles correctly. Continue to practise using articles in your writing and seek feedback from friends, teachers, or the EnglishClub forums.
In order to be presentable and attractive we should avoid these mistakes in ESL writing. It might look very normal but it's really unprofessional. We hope you learned something from this article and for more information and to correct these mistakes you can download the SpeakoClub application and do a lot better in the field of English.