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Which is grammatically correct: “compare to” or “compare with”?

Posted: May 3, 2019 at 3:52 pm   /   Grammar

Both are correct. Always remember — Compare with — Difference between similar things. Compare to — Resemblance between different things. Compare with is used to bring out the differences between similar entities. For example — Raam and Shyam are my students. Raam is more intelligent when compared with Shyam. Here you see, Both Raam and Shyam are similarly placed. But, their differences are highlighted and we use compare with. Compare to is used to bring out similarities between two unlike entities. For instance — Shakespeare […]

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Posted: April 23, 2019 at 2:13 pm   /   Grammar


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NEWS: Singular or Plural ?

Posted: April 16, 2019 at 8:37 am   /   Grammar

Should we say the news is good or the news are good? This a common mistake that English learners often make with “news.” The word “news” in English is singular and uncountable. So we use the singular forms of verbs, like is and was: the news is on channel Sony, the news was surprising. Do not use are or were with News. ” With uncountable […]

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“Please Find Attached” is WRONG

Posted: March 31, 2019 at 11:21 am   /   Grammar

While drafting e-mails, people generally use the phrase “Please find attached” to refer to an attached document. Technically, this portrays that the sender seems to have lost the file, and is asking the recipient to find it. A better, correct usage would be “please see attached”, or better “please refer to/review the attached document”.

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Compound-Complex Sentences

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 1:14 pm   /   Grammar

As the name suggests, a compound-complex sentence brings both of these sentence forms together. That is, it contains at least two independent clauses (like a compound sentence) and at least one dependent clause (like a complex sentence). For example: Erin loves her brother, and he loves her too because she pays his bills.The dog ran […]

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Complex Sentences

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 1:10 pm   /   Grammar

Complex sentences are fascinating components of the English language. When used properly, they can add depth to our writing. Complex sentences contain an independent clause and at least one dependent clause. An independent clause has the ability to stand alone as a sentence. It always makes a complete thought. A dependent clause cannot stand alone, even though it has a […]

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Compound Sentence

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 1:02 pm   /   Grammar

A compound sentence is made up of two or more simple sentences joined with a conjunction. Notice that there are some key characteristics of a compound sentence: 1. It is made up of simple sentences. 2. It is made when simple sentences are joined with a conjunction. 1. John walked to class, but Kevin ran. 2. I […]

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Word classes (Parts of Speech)

Posted: March 3, 2019 at 11:08 am   /   Grammar

Verb: climb, eat, welcome, be Noun: aircraft, country, lady, hour Adjective: good, British, cold, quick Adverb: quickly, always, approximately Preposition: to, of, at, on Determiner: the, his, some, forty-five Pronoun: we, you, them, myself Conjunction: and, but, so NOTE There is also a small class of words called ‘interjections’. They include oh, ah and mhm. […]

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A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush

Posted: February 23, 2019 at 1:52 pm   /   Grammar

‘A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush’ is the best-known proverb in English and came into the language in the 15th century, It warns against taking unnecessary risks – it is better to keep what you have (a bird) than to risk getting more and ending with nothing (two birds out of your […]

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The Verb Explained

Posted: February 21, 2019 at 10:07 am   /   Grammar

The Verb, Aspects The verb is one of the most important parts of speaking, because without it there is no action and no communication. Along with a solid vocabulary, mastering the use of the verb is very important in order to communicate efficiently. In this article we are going to discuss about the verb’s aspects as […]

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