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Restrictive vs. Non-restrictive adjective clauses

Restrictive clause Restrictive clauses include information that are essential for the purpose of the sentence. Without these the sentence may not make sense or convey the intended meaning. That is, the clause restricts (makes specific) whatever it re...

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2 days ago

The correct way to use commas with names and titles

Case 1 Look at the sentences below – 1.       My friend John, is a good painter. 2.       My friend, John is a good painter. Which of these sentences has the commas placed correctly? The a...

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2 days ago

How to form correct sentences – basic grammar

Let us say the verb is “go”. The second form is “went”. The third form is “gone”. Simple past – I went to the park. Simple present – I go to the park every Monday. Simple future – I will go to the park tomorrow. Past perfect – I h...

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2 days ago

A handy note to have tenses at your finger tips

  PAST PRESENT FUTURE SIMPLE Action that finished at some time in the past – she left the country last year Past habits – she always carried lunch to office   Use for hobbies – I play badminton. Everyday actions – I...

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2 days ago

3 Basic Grammar Rules for Academic Writing

Rule #1. Use Proper PunctuationWe assume that you already know the basic rule that you should write complete sentences that have subjects and verbs, and ensure that you start each new sentence with a capital letter. Apart from that, using appropriate...

added by acronimous
5 days ago

Evade vs. Invade

Evade The word evade has originated from the Latin word evadere which means to move away. Evade means to avoid or escape from a person, problem or a situation through tricky ways. For example – ·         D...

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8 days ago

Resist vs. Desist

Resist Resist as a verb means to prevent some action from happening. For example – ·         I resisted myself from eating ice-creams as I had severe cold. ·        ...

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14 days ago

Writing Mistakes To Avoid So You Can Appear To Be Intelligent

I have quite a few writer friends for whom English is a second language and I have to tell you straight out, I admire them. English is tough for those of us born speaking it. English is a language that seems so random. Words that are spelled the same...

added by RunyonJustin
14 days ago

File vs. Fill

Fill Fill as we know is to occupy a space with something. For example, fill the bottle with water. Filling can be used in more than one way. For one, it is the continuous form of fill. For example, I am filling the bottles with water. As an adjectiv...

added by ramyashankar
18 days ago

Bind vs. Bound vs. Bounded

Bind – to bind is to fasten objects together tightly. For example, glue is a binding material that binds paper with another surface, water binds the flour, a common cause binds people. ·         Music binds...

added by ramyashankar
20 days ago

Difference Between Proofreading and Copyediting

No matter what type of writing you are working on, you will sooner or later face the need for proofreading and editing your piece since these are important stages of the entire writing process. Therefore, any author has to learn the difference betwee...

added by acronimous
22 days ago

Grasp vs. Gasp vs Gape vs. Gap

Grasp Grasping a concept is to understand it quickly. Grasping something is to get hold of it tightly. ·         She grasps the concepts easily. ·         I gr...

added by ramyashankar
24 days ago

Improve Your Writing & Credibility as a Writer with Proper Grammar

Since we all age and forget the basic grammar rules we learn in grade school, I have provided a short guide on grammar for your review. Also, test yourself when you are giving birth to a masterpiece with a writing question checklist. Plus, let’s no...

added by DaisyRowley
26 days ago

Evoke vs. Invoke vs. Provoke

Evoke Evoke means to recall a memory. It could be related to old incidents or emotions. Evoking ‘something’ is not a conscious decision and is a result of seeing or hearing something else. Examples – ·      ...

added by ramyashankar
28 days ago

Think vs. Suppose vs. Assume

Think Thinking – of course, is a thought that buds from a brain or mind. What you ‘think’ may be or may not be true. It is based on your perception and intelligence. ·         I think you should s...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Perfect vs. Prefect

Perfect (adjective) means something that is flawless or complete. ·         No one is perfect in this world. ·         Draw a perfect circle and show it to th...

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1 month ago

Idioms that are a piece of cake…

1. On Cloud nine – when you are extremely happy. ·         She is on cloud nine since morning, as she got selected for the job. ·         The proud parents we...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Leisure vs. Pleasure

Leisure Leisure is a noun meaning time off from work or any other duties. It essentially means free time. This is the time when you are not doing any regular activities! Examples – ·         Call me a...

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1 month ago

Principle vs. Principal

Principal As an adjective, Principal means something of prime importance. That is, first and foremost. For example – ·         Manhattan’s principal place is Times Square. ·   &nb...

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1 month ago

Eve vs. Even vs. Evening

Evening (noun) – is the time between afternoon and night. The exact time can vary, but essentially it is the time from 4pm-7pm. For example, “nice Sunday evening”, “Let us meet tomorrow evening to discuss further.”. Eve – eve is the...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Talk vs. Speak

“We can’t speak freely when someone is around” OR “We can’t talk freely when someone is around” Both sentences are correct and same in the meaning. The only difference is that speak is more formal than talk. For example, talking to...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Tips to improve your writing

Follow structuresTrust me, your new and unique structure is not the best thing since sliced toast. If anything, self- built text structures usually just confuse the reader. If you are writing a letter, essay or review – there are publicly availabl...

added by acronimous
1 month ago

Should vs. Ought to vs. Must

Should – generally should is used to indicate an advice or the best suggestion for a situation. ·         I should go and pick up my kids from school now. ·         ...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Gerunds

Lets first understand the syntax – To form a gerund, use the infinitive + -ing. For example, reading, writing, going, teaching etc., where infinitive is nothing but the base form of verb. Gerund can be used as a subject or an object like in “Tea...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Quit Procrastinating And Write Your Thesis

The truth is, most of us procrastinate because we feel overwhelmed by the task. But think about it. If you've made it through most or all of your graduate work, you have no doubt run into people with advance degrees that make you wonder how in the wo...

added by annaeverson
1 month ago

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