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What are the double comparatives in English? Posted by on Oct 30, 2020

Hey guys! Hope you are having a nice week. And how is your English level, by the way? Have you been studying hard? Well, as you must know, the more you practice, the better! And this is why today’s post will cover what we call the double comparatives. Ever heard of them? It is a…

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Changing the Clocks Posted by on Oct 30, 2020

On the first Sunday of every November in the US, we gain an hour of sleep. It marks the end of daylight saving time (DST), and the beginning of standard time. It also forces us to ask the age-old question, “Why do we do this?” With standard time we gain daylight in the mornings and…

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English Words in the News: Election Edition Posted by on Oct 22, 2020

Americans right now are thinking about the national election on November 3rd, and probably more than they would like to admit. Because of COVID, many of us aren’t leaving home, so we have little choice but to pay attention to the races in our states and across the country. Television ads and news programs all…

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The Gadsden Flag Posted by on Oct 15, 2020

The United States is a country with many official flags on display across the land. But one flag, historically among the oldest, has had a fascinating and increasingly controversial history. This is the story of the Gadsden flag. Beyond the traditional American flag with its red and white stripes and the white stars on a…

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Using Parenthesis (In English) Posted by on Oct 2, 2020

In my capacity as an editor, I often find that the parenthetical statement is overused and misunderstood. And the use of parenthesis as a form of punctuation seems to perplex even the best writer. Let’s see if we can fix that, shall we? What is a Parenthetical Statement? A parenthetical statement, often called a parenthetical…

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