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What are the odds? Posted by on Aug 2, 2022

Hi, everyone! August is rolling in, how has your year been so far? I hope the odds are in your favor! Today’s post will look into this fascinating word in the English and its many possibilities: odds. The ideia came to me when I was walking down the street the other day and I came across…

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When should you use indirect questions? Posted by on Jun 7, 2022

Hey, everyone! I wonder how you’ve been doing. Too formal? Well, that’s because I just used an indirect question! And yes, they are supposed to be more formal than a direct question because you use them in certain situations. I notice that my students, as non-native English speakers, are more concerned about trying to express…

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Get past or get behind? Posted by on May 10, 2022

Hello, dear readers! How have you been getting by? A lot has been said about the ever-present verb get in the English language. Truth be told, get is one of those words with endless possibilities that can simply fit into multiple situations. But doesn’t that just get on your nerves sometimes? In those cases, I…

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Room or space? Posted by on Mar 7, 2022

Hello to all readers! Is everything okay with you these days? Well, there is always room for improvement, right? Especially when it comes to learning a foreign language, there’s this constant feeling that we could always learn something new. For example, have you ever wondered about the difference between the words ‘room’ and ‘space’ in…

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Inverted English Sentences Posted by on Feb 10, 2022

To invert something is to turn it upside down, or to put it in the opposite order from what is considered normal. English speakers often do this with their sentences. Normally, we put the subject before the verb. But, inverted sentences place the verb or the adverbial phrase before the subject. It sometimes seems as…

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Stringing Sentences Together in English Posted by on Feb 3, 2022

Every good writer in English knows how to string sentences together. But sometimes, it can be overdone. Let’s take a look at the fine art of stringing sentences together. Breaking Up Is Easy, Staying Together is Hard When we write a sentence in English, we all understand that it must have a subject and a…

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Phrasal Verbs Using To Come Posted by on Jan 13, 2022

If you combine a common verb with a preposition or an adverb, you create a verbal phrase. Many of the most typical expressions in English are verbal phrases, and you hear them all the time. We’ve devoted a lot of time to this subject, such as this blog by Carol. But a review of our…

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