Lose Vs Loose – How To Properly Use

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Using lose vs loose is one of the most common writing errors. You may not have noticed, but there’s a subtle difference between the way we use lose and loose in English grammar. Some people mistakenly believe that these two words mean the same thing, but if you use them interchangeably, you could end up … Read more

Who Vs Whom: The Difference Explained With Examples

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Who and whom are two of the most commonly confused pronouns in English grammar. Since they look and sound so similar, people often mistakenly use them interchangeably, but that’s not correct usage at all! Here’s what you need to know about the correct use of who vs whom, why it matters and how to fix … Read more

Present Simple Vs Present Continuous: The Difference Explained With Examples

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Present Simple vs Present Continuous! What’s the difference? A commonly asked question, right? Well, out of the four types of the present tense in English grammar, these two tenses are commonly confused. They are the Present Simple Tense and the Present Continuous Tense. Present Simple Vs Present Continuous: Explanation In English grammar, present simple tense … Read more

Transition Words: How To Use Them?

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Transition Words: Definition As the name suggests, transition words help to transition from one sentence to another, from one paragraph to another, and from one topic to another. In this post, I will share some useful transitional words and expressions that will help you use them effectively in your writing. These transitional words and phrases … Read more

Ten Ways To Improve Your Reading Skills

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Reading is one of the core language skills that we all develop over time. It takes focus, undivided attention, practice, and last but not least, patience to develop strong reading skills. Although it takes time to improve reading skills, it is not impossible. All it takes is determination and commitment to do what it takes … Read more

There And Their – Correct Usage With Examples

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There vs Their – Explanation: There vs Their. Why do these words have the same pronunciation, but do not mean the same thing? Many English language learners make this common mistake of using “there” in place of “their” and using “their” when they mean to use “there”. I know, it gets confusing. It is because … Read more

It’s Or Its? Correct Usage With Examples

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It’s okay. It is okay if you don’t know when to use it’s vs its. It’s perfectly normal to see many English language learners use it’s (with an apostrophe) and its (without an apostrophe) incorrectly. Often you might write a sentence like this, “Its a busy day today,” when you really mean to use “it’s” … Read more

Using Commas With Nouns Of Direct Address Or Vocative Case Nouns

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Before discussing the usage of commas, first let’s talk about the nouns of direct address and how to use them correctly. Nouns Of Direct Address: Simply put, nouns of direct address are nouns that name the person being addressed or spoken to.  The Vocative Case Noun And The Vocative Comma: We use commas to offset … Read more

What Is Subject-Verb Agreement?

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What Is The Subject-Verb Agreement? Well, we all know that every English sentence has a subject and a verb. So what is subject-verb agreement? It is important to know that if the subject is singular, the verb should also be singular. Similarly, if the subject is plural, the verb should also be plural.  What does … Read more

Teaching Grammar

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Why teaching grammar is important? “Grammar is the business of taking a language to pieces, to see how it works.”  ~ David Crystal What Is Grammar? Grammar is the language system that defines how its various parts work together. It is about the morphemes (the smallest units of meaning in a language) and the syntax … Read more