Some Similarities and Differences between Writing in Arabic and English Languages

There are some similarities and differences between writing in Arabic and English language. Arabic and English both of them have several style or strategy of writing. The writing strategies in Arabic are argument, compare and contrast, problem and solution, process analyses, cause and effect analyses and definition strategy. The most popular strategies are argument, problem and solution and process analyses. In Arabic also the way of using language is different from one audience to another. It can be move from simple to complex vocabularies. Moreover, an Arabic writer might use special Arabic vowel marks called “Tashkeel” or “Harakat” to give words specific meaning (in this link you can read more about Harakat: http://www.arabion.net/lesson4.html). Similar to English style of writing, Arabic needs topic and control sentence for each paragraph. However, in Arabic the writer does not indent paragraphs and write conclusion sentence at the end of every paragraph.

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