Can reading help you improve your spelling and grammar?

4 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Yes. It's one of the best ways to do just that. When you read, you look over tons of words, and get their spelling stuck in your head. Also, when you read, sentence structure gets embedded in your thoughts. Whenever you write, your previous reading will be a reference for whether or not you're spelling and writing right.

  • cjp
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Absolutely. The more you read books from your library, the more you will see correct and standard usages for language. Things will start to 'not look right' when you spell them and you will see learn new words more quickly.

    Writing is a great way to learn, too. Try typing a story into a program like Word and watch how the spellchecker helps you along. It will check grammar, too, and explain any problems.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): Professional writer.
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Definately, it's almost sub conscious but if you write a word and it's wrong and you read it a few times before your much likely to notice it Reading is one of the best ways to learn

  • Sandi
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Yes! By reading you learn new words. If you are smart you will look up new words and words you do not understand (and lean their meanings,) Another excellent way to learn words is to do crossword puzzles, any ones and build up.

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