If you are serious about learning to speak English then it is important to know how to search for english learning resources on the world wide web using the correct search terms. Many students of english find this difficult since they enter search terms that are grammatically incorrect or simply just wrong.
Let’s look at some examples of the more common mistakes that students make when searching for learning how to speak english materials on the internet.
A common term used is “learn speaking english”. Surfers who type in this search term are usually looking for information to help them improve their english speaking ability and the correct term to use is “learn how to speak english” rather than “learn speaking english” which implies that spoken english is somehow fundamentally different to written english.
Another common search term is “how to speaking english”. This term is grammatically incorrect and would never be used by a native speaker of english. The correct expression is “how to speak english” and not “how to speaking english”. The expression “speaking english” is also correct.
A similar mistake is the term “how to learning english” which is also grammatically incorrect since the correct term is “how to learn english”.
The best way of remembering these rules to speak english correctly is to remember that you need a starting expression which describes the action such as “learning how to”, or just simply “how to”. Completing the sentence is usually fairly easy as long as you remember that the first word does not normally end in “ing”.
So…….”how to speak english” is correct but “how to speaking english” is not. “How to learn english” is correct but “how to learning english” is not.
The rules of speaking english are pretty simple if you break them down to the basics.
Watch out for the next article on the rules of speaking english soon!