Quote from RavenNLNot to be a grammar Nazi here, but as it's my second language as well, I'm always on the hunt for improvements. Something that always bugs me are adverbs vs adjectives. In the above sentence you say "unbearably incorrect English". I admit I had to use Google a bit to double check my suspicion, but wouldn't that have to be "unbearable incorrect English" - an adverb instead of an adjective, since the unbearable refers to the noun English and not to a verb, in which case it would indeed have to be an adjective.
Any native Brits feel like chiming in? ....... ok, fine, you Americans can chime in too..
Edit - Since an extra post would be silly
Kraeseth, nothing improves your writing and knowledge of grammar and spelling more than actually doing it. So definitely keep it up! A few bits of advice from my end, if you don't mind.
- Ask for feedback on your writing.
- Have thick skin when it comes to take criticism on your writing when asking for it. People can be blunt assholes, like me sometimes, without noticing it and genuinely trying to help.
- If you doubt the spelling of something, throw it into Google and dig around in the results. There are quite a few nasty pitfalls in the English language that many writers online mess up. (for example, try looking at adverb vs proverbs, many vs much, etc.)
- I have not read it, but please avoid making mistakes like than/then, your/youre and a personal thing I always notice is the American spelling of things with 'o', such as colour vs color. Which one you use is mostly preference, but stick to one.
- Set yourself a deadline and number of posts to write, to keep at it. e.g.: a 1000 word post every weekend and a 500 word post every wednesday - everything else is optional.
Hope you find the above helpful It's all a matter of personal opinion when it comes to this subject, so take it at face value and use as you please, or not.
Many thanks for your feed back! Very helpful & supportive :)