Grammar tips

December 13, 2019 Grammar

9 Common Mistakes to Avoid in English

As a non-native speaker of English (meaning that English is a second language for you, something you have learned) it is easy to make mistakes. And that’s okay. Of course it is! No one expects your English to be perfect (most native speakers cannot boast this in any case), and most of the time people […]

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November 30, 2019 Grammar

10 Interesting Facts About the English Language and English Words

English may be your mother tongue, your second language, or something that you are simply trying to learn and improve because you realize that it’s the global language of business. But did you also know this language is full of interesting quirks, stories, coincidences, puzzles and much more besides? You may love it, hate it, […]

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October 28, 2019 Grammar

How to Become a Better Writer Through Improved Grammar

Grammar is not everyone’s cup of tea, and it’s also quite polarizing. While some may get apoplectic with rage to see a misplaced comma, others will just shrug their shoulders and not see what all the fuss is about. There are others still who are nervous about grammar: they fear that their grammar is inadequate, […]

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September 25, 2019 Grammar

5 Practical Steps to Speaking English Like a Native

It’s not necessary to speak English like a native speaker: these days 80% of conversations in English take place between non-natives (think a business meeting in Beijing between Chinese and German companies, for example). That said, it may be your desire to speak English at this level. Why not shoot for the stars? Although not […]

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August 14, 2019 Grammar

Advise, Recommend, Suggest: Which Verb To Choose

As it often happens, the English language might be a bit tricky, especially for the ESL students. Some English words have multiple meanings and, moreover, sentence patterns associated with them. “Advise vs. Recommend vs. Suggest” is one of such puzzles. These verbs could be followed by the noun, gerund, pronoun or noun, or even use […]

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July 26, 2019 Grammar

Nine Natural English Idioms to Get You Speaking Like a Native

Becoming fluent in another language can be tricky, but there are certainly quickly-learnt aspects which can really help your development. Once such aspect is learning to throw in natural-sounding expressions, idioms, or phrasal verbs, when the time is right. In English, not only are these expressions beloved of native speakers, they add a colourful twist which […]

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July 16, 2019 Grammar

Free e-Book: What Does Ideal Email Look Like And Why Language Matters

According to statistics, 86% of professionals prefer to use email when communicating for business purposes. Research by Radicati Group found that the average office worker was receiving and sending 122 emails per day back in 2015. By the end of 2019, this number is projected to grow to 126 messages per day. An email is […]

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July 3, 2019 Grammar

71 Common English Mistakes Made by ESL Students

We’ve already posted some advice on dealing with confusing English phrases, rules, and words. However, there are so much of them in English that it is always a good idea to look back at possible errors.  Below is the list of 71 common errors made by ESL students along with the corrections.  1. Wrong: I […]

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July 1, 2019 Grammar

Learning Tips: 22 Confusing English Phrases, Rules, And Words

English might be tricky in multiple ways. There are a lot of homophones, spelling, and writing puzzles, not to mention some punctuation rules.  Read our new blog post to know how to deal with these tricky elements and lift your language knowledge. 1. Then vs. than A top widespread mistake, which originates from the similarities […]

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May 23, 2019 Grammar

15 Comma Rules You Should Know To Make Your Writing Better

Punctuation matters if you want to deliver a precise and crisp message. It may seem that there is nothing that hard in using commas; however, comma rules might be really tricky. We’ve set up a list of comma rules, and examples of embarrassing mistakes that will help you to enhance your writing style and avoid […]

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