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Hi mosheersaad,

I'm not sure what you mean by 'the basic rules for writing', to be honest.  The rules of grammar are one set of rules, but they apply to all forms of English and not only to writing.

In terms of writing effectively, as I wrote to another user  last week, how to write depends upon what kind of writing you want to do, for what purpose you are writing and who the recipient is.  Different kinds of writing require different different language and different ways of organising the text, so take a look at as many different texts as you can.  In general, to improve your writing it's important to read and write as much as you can, so keep an eye out for good examples of letters, articles and so on.  Using the internet to read magazines and newspapers, and other text-types from online media, is a good idea.

If possible, you should get feedback from a teacher or knowledgeable friend on your writing. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to give users individualised feedback on their writing, but you can still use LearnEnglish to do some work on your own.  You can respond to other users in the comment sections to carry on a written conversation, just as I am responding to you now. Good writers learn from reading other writers' texts, so you could learn a lot about writing from reading the content on the site. The Magazine might be a good place to start if this interests you. You can also of course carry on written conversations there in the comments.  On the other hand, if you are interested in academic writing, then our Writing for a Purpose section might be what you are looking for.

Whatever you do, try to spend at least 15 minutes several days per week reading and/or writing. When you have doubts, ask a friend or teacher, or you're also welcome to ask us periodically here by using the comments sections on each page, and we'll be happy to try to answer your questions.

Best wishes and good luck,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

Hi,
I am interested to learn about writing skill but still are get proper method of writing skill any one can help me.

Hello Arjun Singh Kathait,

A lot will depend upon the kind of writing you want to do, for what purpose you are writing and who the recipient is.  Generally, however, to improve your writing, it's important to read and write as much as you can. If possible, you should get feedback from a teacher or knowledgeable friend on your writing. Unfortunately, we don't have the resources to give users individualised feedback on their writing, but you can still use LearnEnglish to do some work on your own.

If you're interested in academic writing, see our section called Writing for a Purpose. You can respond to other users in the comment sections to carry on a written conversation, just as I am responding to you now. Good writers learn from reading other writers' texts, so you could learn a lot about writing from reading the content on the site. The Magazine might be a good place to start if this interests you. You can also of course carry on written conversations there in the comments.

Whatever you do, try to spend at least 15 minutes several days per week reading and/or writing. When you have doubts, ask a friend or teacher, or you're also welcome to ask us periodically here.

Best wishes,

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team

i am doing an assignment on an Indigenous group of people is it politically correct to write these people or should I refer to the as they.  Your help will be greatly appreciated. 
 
thanks
 

Hi
I don't see any problem with using the term 'these people'. 'People' is a neutral expression - it isn't offensive. First you will have to specify the group of people you are writing about, and after that you can refer to them using a general noun, e.g. 'these people', 'this group',  or the pronoun 'they'.
Is this what you wanted to know?
Hilary, from the Writing for a Purpose Team

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