Writing Tips

Review your text and check following pointers:


I was
You were
He, she it was
They were
You were
We were



Have is used with some pronouns and plural nouns:
'I have a great English teacher.'
'You have toothpaste on your chin.'
'We have a meeting at 12.'
'Nurses have a difficult job.'


Has is used with the third person singular. For example:
'She has a great personality.'
'He has a new haircut.'
'The washing machine has a leak in it'.
'It has a hole near the door.'

-Write it is instead of it's

- Business (check your spelling when you are using this word)

- Through =gjennom
- Though = skjønt (Though I knew her from before…)


again, also, and, and then, besides, equally important, finally, first, further, furthermore, in addition, in the first place, last, moreover, next, second, still, too

also, in the same way, likewise, similarly

although, and yet, at the same time, but at the same time, despite that, even so, even though, for all that, however, in contrast, in spite of, instead, nevertheless, notwithstanding, on the contrary, on the other hand, otherwise, regardless, still, though, yet

granted, naturally, of course

ertainly, indeed, in fact, of course

after all, as an illustration, even, for example, for instance, in conclusion, indeed, in fact, in other words, in short, it is true, of course, namely, specifically, that is, to illustrate, thus, truly

all in all, altogether, as has been said, finally, in brief, in conclusion, in other words, in particular, in short, in simpler terms, in summary, on the whole, that is, therefore, to put it differently, to summarize

Time sequence
after a while, afterward, again, also, and then, as long as, at last, at length, at that time, before, besides, earlier, eventually, finally, formerly, further, furthermore, in addition, in the first place, in the past, last, lately, meanwhile, moreover, next, now, presently, second, shortly, simultaneously, since, so far, soon, still, subsequently, then, thereafter, too, until, until now, when

above, below, father on, nearby, to the right

Relationships therefore, so, consequently, for this reason, since

- Some of you use a lot of on, see if there is a posibility to use another preposition (in, at etc) Remember: We were at or in school, not on school. If you write on it means that you were located on top of the roof at the school.


it - its

its is a possessive pronoun=the possessive form of it. Possessive pronoun NEVER use an apostrophe

It is or it has
=it's. Here you always use an apostrophe if you are to link the two words together.

Two, to and too

To has two functions. First, as a preposition, in which case it always precedes a noun.

I'm going to the store

He went to Italy

This belongs to David

Secondly, to indicates an infinitive when it precedes a verb.

I need to study

We want to help

He's going to eat

Two is the number 2:
one, two, three

Too also has two uses. First, as a synonym for "also":

Can I go too?

He went to France too

I think that's Paul's book too

Secondly, too means excessively when it precedes an adjective or adverb.

I'm too tired

He's walking too quickly

I ate too much

Task 3:


1. Present Malala
2. Present the other person you want to compare Malala with (eg. Martin Luther King jr, Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Ghandi).
3. Compare the two people. What do they have in common, what is different about them?
4. Sum up/conclude.

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