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Particle Verbs Posted by on Nov 28, 2013

Particle verbs (or phrasal verbs) aren’t always easy. In fact, tacking on that particle, usually a preposition or adverb, at the end of a verb can really change the meaning of a word. We have them in English too: pick on, look after, make out. So how do you tell the difference? When speaking (and…

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New Swedish grade system might prevent studies in the US Posted by on Nov 18, 2013

Sweden has recently, since fall of 2011 to be exact, introduced a new grade system to solve the problem of high grade inflation. In the old grade system grades in junior and senior high school consisted of a failing grade (Icke godkänt, IG), acceptable/OK (Godkänt, G), very good (Väl godkänt, VG) and the highest grade…

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Abeba Aregawi – Swedish-Ethiopian track-and-field athlete Posted by on Nov 14, 2013

Here is some semi-old news from the Swedish athlete world about one of Sweden’s hottest athletes at the moment. Since the world championships in Moscow a lot has been said about 23-year old Abeba Aregawi. Not too long ago she received Swedish citizenship, on the 28th of June 2012 to be precise. She is married…

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