Tutor profile: Sarah D.
Why is writing different than speaking in the English language?
The English language applications for writing and speaking are different environments to communicate in English and have limitations that must be compensated elsewhere. Most of the time, writing is used in a professional manner to persuade another which requires conveying a message in more detail in a short time to read. Communicating with speech can often company body language to assist in delivering messages and does not require as much attention to detail as writing.
Subject: English as a Second Language
When do I use the word they?
The word They is commonly used historically to describe multiple people, however, it has expanded to include people on the spectrum of gender for pronouns such as he and she. It goes back to the basic understanding that using the word they can include males and females in a variety of combinations. You can use it either to describe one person after stating their name in a sentence or many people after a given reference to who is part of the group. All of this depends on who you are communicating with and what information is already given.
Does grammar matter?
Grammar is the structure of observed laws that have been found in the English language time and time again. It can help assist speakers to understand one another, but it does not limit the use of English in the application. It is important to understand as a common reference to how English is commonly used by master speakers and writers.