Have you noticed lately that few people are really good writers? It seems that those who come to this country and study English end up becoming better writers than those who were born here!
It may be the prevalance of texting or the fact that the average person is not reading a daily newspaper or a book often enough. College instructors often complain that their students aren't even reading the assigned chapters. Reading less often deprives one of opportunities to observe proper sentence construction, good use of language, and more. Hopefully, the use of Kindle and other devices for reading e-books on the go will motivate more people, especially the younger generation, to start reading again. We can only hope.
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