Grammar tips

March 9, 2020 Grammar

The 5 English Mistakes That (Unfortunately) Characterize Social Media Posts

Whether it’s a professional post on LinkedIn or branding on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, your social and professional media posts say a lot about you. But in our rush to communicate, the web is now littered with posts that contain basic grammar errors that, unfortunately, don’t reflect well on the author. If you want to […]

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March 8, 2020 Grammar

Why Good Grammar is Important

Not everyone cares about good grammar. In fact, there are many who feel that pointing out incorrect usage of grammar is unnecessary because language is all about communicating. ‘You know what I mean!’ they will declare after their mistake has been highlighted! The idea amongst this group is that, as long as communication has been […]

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March 4, 2020 Grammar

Confusing English Words and Punctuation Rules

Every language has tricky words that are difficult to use correctly. Many also have words that are difficult to spell. And then, of course, all languages will have particular punctuation rules that cause headaches. English has more than its fair share of all three of these things. Let’s have a look at some of the […]

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March 3, 2020 Grammar

Why Good Grammar is Important When Online Dating

Believe it or not, in the competitive world of online dating, the way that you write matters! And it’s not just the content of your message, but the fundamental grammar and spelling that you use to convey that message. Quite simply, to many people, simple grammatical and spelling errors reflect badly on you, and can […]

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February 14, 2020 Grammar

Simple Mistakes in English That Can Make You Look Bad

Whether you are learning English, you speak it competently as a second language, or you are a native speaker, making simple mistakes in English is not only frustrating but at times it can make you look bad. Think about a work email that contains simple errors that you missed, or even going to the trouble […]

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January 28, 2020 Grammar

Differences Between British English and American English

English is English, right? Yes and no. Although the standard rules of English, such as the grammar, are almost the same, there are a few different tendencies in British and American English when it comes to both grammar habits, vocabulary, and spelling It is important to say that both the British and American versions of […]

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January 20, 2020 Grammar

Basic English Grammar – 10 Grammar Rules to Get You Started in English

Grammar is a central aspect to any language. English is no different. Although there are hundreds of grammar points to consider when learning English, there are also those grammar points which not only form the basis of everything else that you need to learn, but are also a solid beginning to becoming an accomplished English […]

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December 24, 2019 Grammar

In Support of Exclamation Points

Exclamation points (or exclamation marks as they are known in some parts of the English-speaking world) are rather controversial. For many English-language purists, the exclamation point is something almost unnecessary, and something that is really only to be used in very specific circumstances. “I have to leave now. Goodbye.” The man left, and was half-way […]

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December 23, 2019 Grammar

An Introduction to Compound Sentences

In order to understand what compound sentences are, it is important to recognize the difference between a clause and a sentence. A clause is an independent idea that is comprised of a subject and a verb, with any accompanying prepositions and objects as necessary. For example: “I sing.” or “I like movies.” or “I have […]

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December 17, 2019 Grammar

The English Verb Tenses, and Their Relationship

English, like all languages, has verb tenses. But no two languages are exactly the same when it comes to the verb tenses they have, or even how they are used. The table below reveals all the major verb tenses in English (there may be other niche tenses which are only used in very specific circumstances) […]

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