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To give a brief background about me, I was born in east Asian countries

then moved to America when I was 15.

I went to American high school and became comfortable with English in certain level

now I am a rising sophomore for college

and even though I know the grammar rules and many words,

I am not as comfortable as native speakers especially regarding a, an, the (there are many aspects that I need to improve but articles is the big one)

I know mastering english must be difficult for second language people, but there are people like Ayn rand who pull it off ..so I am wondering how

My current solution is to basically just read more and really look carefully how professional writers use articles

Do you think this is a good idea? any suggestions?

(If you find any mistake on articles or anything above, please let me know)

closed as too broad by Neil Fein Aug 25 '14 at 19:21

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  • This is a little too broad for this site, but it might be a good fit at English Language Learners. I'm placing this on hold for now, but I'll see if they'll take this there. – Neil Fein Aug 25 '14 at 19:21
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    john, you can ask specific questions about articles and such as they arise, but asking "How can I best master English?" is indeed too broad. ELL has a meta thread with some helpful resources, but there is no one "best way" to improve fluency. (As for "any mistakes" in your post, you need to be careful about capitalization – it's English, not "english" and Ayn Rand, not "Ayn rand" – and punctuation – don't use paragraph breaks before you've terminated the previous sentence with proper punctuation.) – J.R. Aug 26 '14 at 0:42

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