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Grammar and academic writing can sound like pretty dry topics, and may not necessarily spark the imagination of your students straight away. Fortunately there are some tips and tricks available to make sure your lessons are properly understood, and your students feel interested and get involved in the topic.
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"Dear BBC, please tell your presenters that 'final' is not a sodding verb."
One space or two? Spoiler alert: It's one Just because you've always done someone one particular way, doesn't mean you should continue to do it that way. Especially when everyone is telling you it's n...
Maybe it's because I'm about to turn 65 or maybe it's because I'm a contrarian by nature or maybe it's just because, for once, I'm right. Whatever the reason, I want to come out against two editing po...
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In speculating that Obama may have been rattled by the release a few days earlier of Carlson's Obama tape, on which he employs a noticeable African-American cadence and accent to a largely African-American audience, The Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan wrote: "...Obama was rattled by Drudge, Carlson and Hannity yelling "Remember he's a nigger!" Has Sullivan used his blog to employ a word that he would like to use but cannot?
Text messaging shortcuts often used by tweens — children between the ages of 10 and 14 — can lead to the decline of language and grammar skills according to researchers at Pennsylavania State Universi...
Remember that episode of Seinfeld? Well, we're with Mr. Lippman. Chill out on the exclamation points -- they are rarely necessary in a resume/cover letter. When in doubt, leave them out.
It seems like the Oxford comma's days are numbered. The University of Oxford styleguide has decided that as 'a general rule' use of the serial comma should be avoided. Here's the official entry: As a...