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Adjectives and Adverbs

Simply put, Adjectives describe nouns. Remember this. Always. What does it mean to say ‘describe’? Let us take an example – “My brother is a good student.” There are different parts of speech in this sentence, the adjective here is ‘goo...

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3 days ago

Envoy vs. Convoy

Both convoy and envoy are nouns. Convoy can be used as a verb too, as we will see later in the article.  Envoy Envoy is derived from the old French word ‘en voie’ meaning ‘on the way’. It refers to a person who is a representative of a c...

added by ramyashankar
7 days ago

The uses of ‘used to’

Used to Used+to – the combination usually lets the speaker tell about a habit. It could be in the past, present or future. When used in the past tense, it generally refers to habits that are now discontinued. For example – ·   &nb...

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10 days ago

Tips for Teaching Grammar to ESL Students

10 Great Tips for ESL Students Needless to say, for ESL students it can be difficult to learn all the grammar rules to write correctly. In this short article, we are going to provide you with some hints from famous Preply tutors to improve your gra...

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12 days ago

Beside vs. Besides

Beside Beside is a preposition of place. It means ‘next to’. The word has originated from the old English adverb ‘be sidan’ meaning by the side. Examples – ·    My house is beside Tom’s house. ·    We had a...

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16 days ago

Raise vs. Rise

Raise Raise needs an object for reference. This means it is a transitive verb. One can raise funds, raise children, raise voice etc... where funds, children and voice are all objects without which raise will not make any sense. Examples – · &...

added by ramyashankar
18 days ago

Employ vs. Deploy

Employ Employ is a verb that comes from the middle English imploy and means to give work to someone and pay for it. For example, a company employs people based on their skills. Some common synonyms of employ are hire, recruit, appoint. Examples – ...

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21 days ago

Revenge vs. Avenge

Avenge Avenge is a verb that has its roots from the Latin vindicare. It means to cause harm to someone in return for an injury or wrong doing by them. Avengers is more in the context or sense of giving justice to someone. Examples – ·  &...

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24 days ago

Elicit vs Illicit

Elicit Elicit is a verb which means to get or extract something (a fact, answer, reaction, information) from someone. It can be used in both positive and negative sense. The word draws its roots from the mid-17th century Latin word elacere (e+lacere ...

added by ramyashankar
29 days ago

Phrasal verbs with ‘Get’

Get – as a separate word get means to acquire or have something. When combined with several prepositions, the meaning doesn’t remain the same. 1.       Get up – to wake up, or to move away from where you were sitti...

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1 month ago

Vocabulary Usage

By reading a wide variety of authors and various types of writing you can build up your vocabulary and acquire the necessary skill in the proper use of words, phrases and idioms. Consciously or subconsciously, while reading, you develop an ear for wh...

added by janetdaetton
1 month ago

How to Stay Motivated to Finish a Book

How to start writing a book? How to stay motivated while writing a book? How to stay motivated to finish something that can turn into a long and complicated process? As with any creative endeavor, when you write a book - whether it is a novel you ar...

added by bailey_b
1 month ago

Cleft sentences and inversion

Inverted sentences – Consider the following example – We have never seen this kind of support before. Here, the subject is ‘We’, ‘have’ is the auxiliary verb. Let us change the order now – Never have we seen this kind of support befor...

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1 month ago

5 Ways to Overcome Grammar Issues

Why Literacy MattersThere are two basic reasons why you should work on your literacy and constantly improve it.1. The Increased Likelihood of Getting Low Marks for Written TasksProfessors do not like illiterate students. They consider them to be inat...

added by acronimous
1 month ago

Insist vs. Persist

Insist To insist is to demand something forcefully or urge someone to do something. It can be used in positive as well as negative sense. A few examples – ●    Our CEO insisted that the company was doing well in-spite of the s...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

The ^caret symbol

Origin of the caret symbol Caret is a Latin word which means ‘to be separated’. It is also called as circumflex. Here are a few places where caret symbol is used – 1. Computer programming languages and regular expressions Many programming langu...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Subjunctive mood

What is mood? – a mood is a form a verb takes to show how it (the verb) should be regarded. For example, command, wish, request etc… Subjunctive moods tell about a wish or suggestion. Subjunctive sentences are not true and are based on certain as...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Relive vs. Relieve

Relive Relive is to live an experience or memory again (re+live). Relive can be written with the ‘-‘ symbol as re-live as well. It is a verb that became more popular in its usage during 2000’s. When you relive something, you tend to remember an...

added by ramyashankar
1 month ago

Are Custom Paper Facilities An Excellent Decision?

Keeping away from essays and other writing jobs is difficult while getting university schooling. Without a doubt, pupils do plenty of writing tasks which sometimes make them crazy. A lot of written assignments tend to be quite tricky to total, as the...

added by bob_c
1 month ago

Clearer vs. More Clear

Clear (adjective) When something is understandable or transparent, we say it is clear. Some examples would be – ‘The water is crystal clear’¸ The concept is ‘clear’. Clearer, clearly is the comparative degree made in a similar manner as ma...

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1 month ago

Useful Grammar Tips and Tricks For Copywriters

One thing that can be said about the human race is that nobody is perfect. There are many individuals in the world that have their own set of flaws and have to live with it. However, just because people face their own set of challenges, doesn't mean ...

added by bob_c
2 months ago

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...

added by ramyashankar
2 months 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...

added by ramyashankar
2 months 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...

added by ramyashankar
2 months 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...

added by ramyashankar
2 months ago

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