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IELTS Grammar: “Because” and “Because of”

A key Grammar point: Because and Because of Many students write incorrect sentences in their writing and even use “because” incorrectly. To clarify their mistakes, I’ve written this short post on these useful words. Both of them are used to show reason for something. Then, what’s the difference? Because: Because is a conjunction so it connects two clauses. So, it will have subject and a verb after it. For example, 1. We couldn’t go out because it rained. 2. Allen didn’t go to party because he was ill. Because of This is a preposition and it is followed by a noun or a noun phrase (verb with –ing). 1. We …

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English Grammar Lesson: So Vs Such

Learn where you can use so and such. Learn the structures of these two words and English grammar of such and so. How to emphasise your points in IELTS speaking?

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10 Common English Grammar mistakes

Most common English Grammar mistakes   Today, I ‘m simply posting a handy infographic from Grammar.Net. In this infographic, they have enlisted 10 most common grammar mistakes that learners tend to make. [Infographic provided by Grammar.net]   Now, let’s review these mistakes. 1. Apostrophe: Always remember the difference between contraction and apostrophe. More often students confuse possessive forms with apostrophe. For example, they tend to use its instead of it’s. 2. Comma after introductory phrases: Many phrases that are used as linkers follow a comma. Some of these linkers are: – for example – according to me – to summarise – to encapsulate – firstly, secondly, thirdly, …., finally – …

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How to choose best dictionary?

In this article, I am posting some of the features of a good dictionary. Why you should still go back to the old traditional way to build your vocabulary. What are the points you should consider while choosing your dictionary.

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Punctuations in English writing

Rules for Punctuation marks in English Punctuation is an essential component of effective writing. It is extremely important for making your writing more clear and improper use of punctuations can make your writing difficult to understand or read. So, it’s important to know how to use these punctuations (colon, semi-colon, hyphen, etc.) Once again, I have this great infographic from Grammar.Net and they clearly explain how to use these punctuation marks. I have added my extra notes to make it more clear. [Infographic provided by Grammar.net] Further explanation for Writing Punctuation marks in Written English 1. Full Stop (Period): The full stop is used to mark the end of a …

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