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4 Apostrophe Rules: Grammar Guide

4 Apostrophe Rules: Grammar Guide

4 Apostrophe Rules: Grammar Guide -  Apostrophes may be small, but they have a big impact on grammar! Correct usage of the apostrophe shows your reader that you care about the details.  They may seem easy, but there are plenty of places where any of us can have a...

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Understanding Clauses and Phrases: Grammar Guide

Understanding Clauses and Phrases: Grammar Guide

Understanding Clauses and Phrases -  Developing advanced language skills requires understanding the structures and rules that are working inside sentences to create meaning. Language learners need to know the jobs that words can do both individually and when they join...

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3 Rules for English Phrasal Verbs: Grammar Guide

3 Rules for English Phrasal Verbs: Grammar Guide

3 Useful Rules for English Phrasal Verbs -  Look at the following sentences:  “We need to find out when this happened, and why.”  “If you don’t have a solution to the problem, why bring it up?”  “She makes up little stories to entertain the kids.”  The verbs find out,...

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Conditional Sentences: Grammar Guide

Conditional Sentences: Grammar Guide

Conditional Sentences: Grammar Guide -  Conditional sentences are all about expressing possibilities. They include a main clause that offers the central content, and also a dependent clause that limits that content with a condition. For example: If you spend time...

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Their, There, or They’re: Grammar Guide

Their, There, or They’re: Grammar Guide

Grammar Guide for Their, There, and They're -  The story is told about a local fast-food restaurant that wanted to share an exciting addition to the menu.  On the large reader board in front of the restaurant, an enterprising employee posted in big letters: THEIR...

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