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Past Simple: Basic Rules And Exceptions

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George Ade once said: “Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.” Well, for many English non-native speakers I personally do know learning the past tense of English grammar is already barely probable task due to the large number of grammar rules and exceptions. It’s especially true for the Past Simple form, which despite its promising name is often much far from being simple, so saying the phrase “I learned and understood Past Simple” in the past tense Continue reading

What Everyone Should Know about Past Continuous

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Edgar Allan Poe once said: “A man's grammar, like Caesar's wife, should not only be pure, but above suspicion of impurity”. Indeed, correct usage of various grammar forms including the most complicated ones has always been the distinctive feature of the real English language pro with rich and full-blooded style of writing. Recently, here in our blog our expert editing team launched the grammar marathon, under which we have prepared the series of posts on different most popular Continue reading

15 Punctuation Marks You Probably Don’t Know

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Punctuation marks are an intrinsic part and what is called bone of bone and flesh of fresh of every modern written language. Punctuation is a vital instrument that helps us to express and emphasize our emotions, or sometimes may even completely change the meaning of the sentence. Just remember the famous example ‘James while John had had had had had had had had had had had a better effect on the teacher’. How about you try to turn this set of words into normal sentence using only two Continue reading

Everything about Indefinite Article

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Ludwig Wittgenstein once said: “Like everything metaphysical the harmony between thought and reality is to be found in the grammar of the language”. Indeed, the grammar may be compared to the human spine that supports the whole body of any language. Although most foreign students who just started to walk a thorny path towards written English excellence tend to believe that the main trouble always lays exactly in the verb tenses, most of them often face a nasty surprise, when after Continue reading

Quick Way to Get Definite Article

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Lemony Snicket once said: ‘Grammar is the greatest joy in life, don't you find?’ Well, I bet most newcomer English learners don’t find it that way, especially when it comes to the correct usage of definite and indefinite article. The truth is that the articles are often introduced to the students at the very beginning of English grammar course, as long as they are generally regarded as relatively simple topic especially against a background of such ‘grammar Continue reading

Editing or Proofreading: Choose your Service

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The words ‘proofreading’ and ‘editing’ are usually fleshing before the eyes, when it comes to finding and fixing mistakes in academic assignments. Many students and other academic community representatives often use them in the similar meaning and generally consider as interchangeable. Indeed, proofreading and editing are like a pair of twins that are almost undistinguishable in their appearance, but have completely different inward habits. In many cases, such Continue reading

Adverb. Its Definition and Characteristics

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Adverb is usually characterized as a notional part of speech. In English language, adverbs reflect the quality of a person’s action or of some other quality. To put it simple, it demonstrates when, how, where and in what situation an action takes place. It also emphasizes the quality reflected by the adjective. It is interesting to know that not all linguists consider that an adverb is a notional part of speech. Some linguists, including Sweets, consider that an adverb is a particle that Continue reading

Ways to Remember Relative Clauses without Problems

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Relative clauses are generally used to provide additional data about something without the necessity to start a different sentence. International students often find it hard to remember various existing rules of English grammar including the basic rules on relative clauses. However, it is of great importance to learn how to combine sentences with the help of relative clauses, because this is what will help you to make your writing more fluent and avoid repetition of certain phrases. First of Continue reading

Important Facts About Noun You Should Remember

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The following essay will examine the most important facts about noun that every student should know. Let us first of all give a definition of this part of speech. A noun is a part of speech that is used to name a person, thing, place or idea. It is suggested that whatever exists in this world can be named, and the purpose of a noun is to give that name. There are two types of nouns, namely proper nouns and common nouns. Let us identify the difference between these nouns. According to the Continue reading

Learning Future Perfect Continuous Can Be Easy as ABC

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Zadie Smith once said: “The past is always tense, the future perfect”. Well, we have already discussed Future Perfect earlier in our blog, but what about Future Perfect Continuous? Future Perfect Continuous tense has always been regarded as a kind of a boogeyman or a jumpscare of English grammar. Many English non-native speakers who are walking a rough path of grammar learning in quest of the written English mastery often see it like some mystic dragon standing guard over the secret Continue reading

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