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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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2 months 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...

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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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...

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2 months 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...

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2 months 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...

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2 months 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. ·         ...

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2 months 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...

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2 months 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
2 months ago

Imperative mood

Mood Mood indicates the expression of a sentence – for example whether it a question, command, request or fact. Consider the following sentences – Go from here right now! I wish you could go from here right now. Think about the difference betw...

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3 months ago

Vacate vs. Evacuate

Evacuate Evacuate (verb) is a stronger term which means emptying a space because of some emergency for safety purpose. Commonly, this word is used when there is a problem and a large number of people are being moved out of a place. For example – ...

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3 months ago

Conditional verbs

1.   Zero conditional     When your action gives a 100% result. If you want a receipt, press this button. If you heat ice, it melts. If you want to leave a message, speak after the beep.   Notice that for actions which h...

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4 months ago

Rejected vs. Dejected

Rejected Rejected is the past tense and past participle of the word reject which means to not agree or accept for something. You reject something when it is unacceptable. For example – ·         He rejected...

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4 months ago

Approach vs. Reproach

Approach Approach as a verb is: ·         to come near something or someone. Eg – The car is approaching the petrol station. ·         to speak to someone regarding...

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4 months ago

Found vs. Founded

Find Find as a verb is to spot or get something. It can also mean a discovery or realization. Find as a noun is usually a discovery of something very important and of great value. Here are few examples of find – ·     &n...

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4 months ago

How to Avoid Grammar Mistakes in Your Writing?

The truth is, it is nearly impossible to write a 3000-word essay that is completely free of grammar and spelling errors. However, there is a great chance that you can minimize the errors so much that the reader will not notice the small issues. This ...

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4 months ago

Oldest vs. Eldest

Eldest is used while referring to age with respect to seniority. It is used to refer to related members of family. The word has been derived from old English ieldest and can also be said as ‘most grown up’ in simple terms. Examples –  &nbs...

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4 months ago

Last vs. Least

Last Last, the superlative form of late (the other one being latest) has been derived from the old English word “latost”. In some situations, we cannot use latest as the superlative degree of late, instead we use last. For example – “I reach...

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4 months ago

What types of plagiarism exist?

Different Types of PlagiarismThere are diverse plagiarism types. While analyzing the gravity, extend and plagiarism spectrum it is important to determine if it’s unintentional or intentional. That’s the reason to why adverse knowledge of egregiou...

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4 months ago

Initiate, Instigate & Investigate

Initiate Remember, the word ‘init’ means “start”. So, to initiate something means to start something new or to ‘start-off’. It could be anything from a new project, construction of a new house, wedding preparations and so on. Whenever you...

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5 months ago

Casual vs. Causal

Casual – ·        to not take something very seriously. Example – he has a very casual attitude towards work. ·        Something thats not permanent – example, a relation...

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5 months ago

Imitate, Intimate & Intimidate

Imitate (verb) – simply put, imitate is to copy someone or something, do same things as someone else. For example, ·        Monkeys imitate what humans do ·        Children i...

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5 months ago

Effect vs. Affect

The cause and effect story Well, the #metoo movement started with some genuinely affected ladies coming forward and sharing their horrifying experiences. However, the negative effect of the movement was that some people misjudged them and started pok...

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5 months ago

Restrict vs. Constrict

Overview Just to give a general idea, let us understand the basic meaning with an example. What is restrict? – To restrict someone from doing something is to control them. For example, you would have seen boards like ‘entry restricted’ outside ...

added by ramyashankar
6 months ago

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