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When to Use Was and Were

Was and were are “to be” verbs. These auxiliary verbs help express the existence or condition of the subject of the sentence. Knowing when to use was and when to use were can be a tricky concept for native and non-native English speakers alike. Different rules come...

Email and Letter Writing Tips: Salutations

Practically every email or letter you write should begin with a salutation. Whether you are writing for business or for personal reasons, a salutation immediately sets the tone for the rest of message. Choosing the correct salutation is especially important when...

English Capitalization Rules

Knowing which words to capitalize can be a confusing concept for native and non-native English speakers alike. Many exceptions exist, and style guides for certain academic and professional organizations can have their own peculiar capitalization rules. Nevertheless,...

Tips for Building Vocabulary

In this English lesson, we’re going to offer three tips to help you increase your vocabulary. Building vocabulary can be a difficult experience for learners of any language, but English’s large number of irregular words and words borrowed from other languages can make...