Language Pitfalls: Native English Speakers

  • Pieter H. Joubert
  • Silvia M. Rogers


Clearly, to know a language as your mother tongue makes it easier for you to write a professional text. Native speakers do not usually have to make an effort to find the right expression or phrase and therefore save much time when writing a scientific paper. However, being overly familiar with a language may predispose them to casual and colloquial formulations, and occasionally, even native speakers are prone to careless use of words, expressions, and punctuation marks.


Native Speaker Native English Speaker Plural Form Scientific Text Singular Form 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pieter H. Joubert
    • 1
  • Silvia M. Rogers
    • 2
  1. 1.PHJ Consult Ltd.PangbourneUK
  2. 2.Mediwrite GmbHBaselSwitzerland

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