In speaking and writing, you have to be able to produce language that is correct grammatically.
Grammatical correctness is a criterion that raters use when scoring your speaking and writing.
By learning and practicing each of these rules, you will feel more confident about your overall English knowledge and score higher on the TOEFL test.
Read each rule carefully and remember: Practice makes perfect!
Since “the lake” and “the Internet” are seen as unique, the speaker knows what they are. With nouns followed by a defining relative clause (a clause that describes a person or thing we are talking about).
In this first example, “ice cream” is defined because it’s not just any ice cream. “Best” is a superlative, just like “most expensive,” “most colorful,” “nicest” and “quickest.”In our second example, the question is again clearly defined for the speaker, who has counted the questions and knows that this particular question is the second one.
Grammatical correctness refers to using a wide range of grammar structures and using them accurately.
In reading and listening, you need to understand the language used.
For example, in the first part of the speaking exam, you will have to speak about a familiar topic like your favorite hobby.
In this case, you’ll probably use the simple aspect because you’ll be talking about a habitual action that you like doing in general.