The Non-Native English Writer's Frustrations

I've been there a million times

If you’re a non-native English writer, you may be spending lots of time worrying about the grammar of your sentences.

Or you may get frustrated because you don’t have the right words to express your ideas.

Or you may do both.

“Is the order of the words correct? Is there a better way to say this? What preposition should I use here? Are there any mistakes in this paragraph? Would the reader understand my point? Should I use a colon or a semicolon? What’s the difference between these two verbs? Does my text sound too formal? This is how I would say this in my first language. How can I express it in English?”

Billions of questions.

The good news is that native English writers ask themselves these questions too.

The other good news is that you ask ChatGPT those questions and learn something new every time you write.

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Fabio Cerpelloni is an English language teacher, writer, author, and podcaster from Italy. You can find out more about him and his work by clicking on his glass of beer in the photo.