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Getting Respect

If you feel shunned by some people who may size you up because of simple misuse of the English Language, this iPad book can help you. If you know of a person who has some difficulty with speaking English Correctly, you can gift them this iPad book. It can be viewed and listened to on any iphone. The app has a female voice reading to you, so even if you can’t read, she will give you the lessons. This is an inexpensive gift, yet the lessons are very valuable and easy to learn. Please enjoy and gift my book to people.


“I don’t got no pets”, or even, “I don’t have no pets”, is really saying that you do have pets. Look at the wording carefully and you will see what is being said. The word “any”, which means; even one thing or a little of something, should take the place of the word, “no”, in both of these sentences. In the first sentence, the word have, should replace the word, got.The sentence would be, “I don’t have any pets”. The word “any” is needed to show what you don’t have. I don’t have any shoes. I don’t have any candles. I don’t have any coffee. If you said, “I don’t have no coffee”, you are really saying that you do. The sentence is also incorrect because you are not supposed to have two words that indicate a negative in one sentence. You need to have a word that puts something there and another word that takes it away. She doesn’t have any sugar. “Doesn’t”, takes it away, “any”, puts it there.

Show what you don’t have by including the word, any.

The following quote is on the cover of my book, soon to be reissued with more chapters and illustrations, both as an iPad app and paper version.

“A man cannot utter two or three sentences without disclosing to intelligent ears precisely where he stands in life and thought”.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

The definition of the word Vocabulary, means all the words contained in a language. The word vocabulary comes from the word Vocable, meaning to call. So, if one has words that one knows, he or she can easily call upon those words to express what one has to say. Lacking descriptive words or phrases, leaves one fumbling around to be understood. The person’s perception may be high and beautiful, but lacking words to describe what one sees and wants to share, limits one.
The brown snake looked so pretty when the old skin came off, could be; The spectacular iridescence of the Brazilian Rainbow Boa after it shed, was a delight to behold. Or at least; When the snake shed, the colors of the skin had rainbow colors.
Learn a new word every day. If you find yourself without the word to describe something you want to say, ask someone who is knowledgeable and then look up the word in a dictionary to make sure it is right and use that word in sentences until you have it as your own. It is important to look up the word for yourself so that you don’t begin to operate on a wrong word. Contagion of error is what you want to avoid. Learning new words every day is fun and expands your horizons. The more words you learn, even if difficult in the beginning, increases your knowledge about many things as you progress.
Having more words to call upon to express yourself, frees ones mind to communicate without limitation.