Monday, May 3, 2010

How to Improve Your Vocabulary: Is Wordweb a Solution?

Very often, we often intend to search for avenues of improving our vocabulary! With the rising importance of communication and language skills, many of us would want to speak better! But, when English is not our mother tongue, how can we get better in this regard?

The question is very logical. While watching English movies seem to be the quickest and the easiest way of getting it better, I have always loathed to watch them since I have felt that they are pretty boring. In my opinion, movies just emaciate our precious time when one has multi-various other interesting entertaining activities around!

If you really intend to improve your vocabulary, just do this. Go ahead and install wordweb in the computer that you frequently use! When something is given for free, why don't we exploit it to our benefits to the fullest?

More on 'WORDWEB'

It does come with a free. But remember that you have a version of it that comes for free! Wordweb is a very nice utility that is similar to a thesaurus. The free download of wordweb is available on the Internet. Once you install it in your machine, you can use Ctrl+Alt+W as the shortcut to access the meaning of words that sound Greek and Latin to you!

With time and with the aid of Wordweb, you would definitely get used to the usage of several new words which you would not have even dreamed about! While this proves to be a remarkable tool to those whoa re curious to improve  their vocabulary, the utility works with 2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7!

When it is given it for free, why don't you give that a try!

The very famous 'Lagging behind'!

I have been hearing several of us use the phrase 'lagging behind'! When you are going through this post, just pause for a minute and try to recollect whether you belong to that group! Very often, we tend to use this phrase being oblivious of its wrong usage!

The word 'lagging' itself refers to falling back. Then why should the 'behind' be appended to the word lagging? As such, it is right to use lagging and it is really awkward to use 'lagging behind'! Once you understand the flaw that is associated with the usage of 'lagging behind' am sure, any one would want to get into the right track!

And if you are not one who belongs to this group, do keep this usage in mind and try to adhere to what is right! More of such common flaws to come up shortly!Stay tuned!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

All About This Blog!

Let me commence this blog by being very frank in letting you all know that the main aim of this venture is to bring the common spoken English flaws to light! Before getting into that further, let me be straightforward in telling you that I consider myself being far off from an English adept. To put it blunt, am yet another English apprentice who wants to keep this boat sailing for as long as possible.

Comments and feedback from readers are always welcome. I am open for any discussion. If there is a flaw in the write ups posted here, please do never hesitate to keep me posted for those would really help me to make this blog error free with time!!