English Composition writing
Use of wrong spellings is one thing that can attract penalty. Some words are problematic even to experienced writers and you must practice on how they are written. Some commonly misspelt words include： receive, environment, beautiful, forty, profession, tomorrow; writing, among others.
Be wary of words that appear or sound alike. They often have different meanings. Many learners use hem interchangeably because they are not sure which one to use. Examples of such words include： accept/except, adapt/adopt, all ready/already, beside/besides, stationary/stationery, there/ their/they’re, among others.
In addition, repetition of words, phrases or ideas can dent your composition. For instance, saying
‘I can be able” is repetitive. As a rule, avoid using a key word like a noun twice within a paragraph.
If it a must, look for a synonym.
Mother tongue interference can equally affect your English composition writing. Most pupils think in other languages and then translate the same into English. This way, their communication is affected. An example is saying, to borrow permission’ instead of to ask or seek permission” Lack of subject-verb agreement is a common problem, the subject (doer of the action or what the sentence about) must always agree with the verb (action word). You say The boy is sick” not The boy are sick/ Take time to learn about the rules governing the use of subjects and verbs.
Wrong tenses are a common among some pupils. You must always use the right verb tense to show when an action took place. Know the various forms verbs take in present, past and future forms, be wary of irregular verbs as they can pose some of the greatest challenges.
Mind the way you use the pronouns to replace nouns. The subjective case (she, he and they) are often confused with the objective case (her, him and them). Be consistent when using them to avoid using the wrong ones, for instance referring to a boy as ‘she:
Ultimately, your composition must be free from vulgar (foul or dirty) language. This is unacceptable. Also guard against using language that can embarrass or show lack of respect to a section of the population； for example, women or physical challenged people. For instance, it is impolite to say/He was crying like a woman;