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Colon Usage

This week, we’re going to discuss how the colon (:) is used in the English language. While the colon appears in several common sentence structures and handful of other situations, its correct use is not always fully understood by native speakers. Therefore, we are...

A Reference for Connecting Words Part 2

In this lesson, we’re going to continue our series of charts for connecting words that you can print out for easy reference. Connecting words join ideas and express the relationship between those ideas. English connecting words are divided into two broad categories...

A Reference for Connecting Words Part 1

In this lesson and the ones that follow, we’re going to provide a series of charts for connecting words that you can print out for easy reference. Connecting words join ideas and express the relationship between those ideas. English connecting words are divided into...

Native Speaker Mistakes in Advertising

For this native English speaker mistakes lesson, we're going to look at two errors I have seen on advertising and signage at businesses around the English Island campus in Atlanta. To be clear, our purpose is not to shame businesses that have such errors in their...

Writing Numbers (Part Two)

This week, we’re going to conclude over lessons on writing numbers by looking at the kinds of numbers that are normally written as numerals. Keep in mind that these rules might differ from the rules used in your workplace, especially if you work in a scientific or...

Writing Numbers (Part One)

In this lesson and the lesson that follows, we’re going to cover when you should write out numbers as words (twenty) and when you should write numbers as numerals (20). Keep in mind that these rules might differ from the rules used in your workplace, especially if you...

Abbreviations (Part Three)

English punctuation and capitalization rules for abbreviations vary widely because those rules frequently change. Moreover, American and British English differ in the use of periods with names and titles of people. Therefore, you should think of the “rules” for...

Abbreviations (Part One)

In this week’s lesson, we’re going to begin examining abbreviations. English punctuation and capitalization rules for abbreviations vary widely because those rules frequently change. Moreover, American and British English differ in the use of periods with names and...

Abbreviations (Part Two)

English punctuation and capitalization rules for abbreviations vary widely because those rules frequently change. Moreover, American and British English differ in the use of periods with names and titles of people. Therefore, you should think of the “rules” for...

Time Clauses

A time clause is a dependent clause that begins with a “time word” (when, after, as soon as, etc.). Time clauses follow their own special rules for tense combinations. Therefore, the correct verb tense in a time clause may be different from what you expect.    ...

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