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Words that sound alike

  • November 14, 2011
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This article is presented by our partner Ginger Software – creator of an intelligent spell checker, that recognizes words in context and provides the most appropriate corrections for spelling and grammar mistakes according to the intended meaning of your sentence. English spelling can be tricky in many ways. Homophones – words that sound the same,…

Eight phrases we owe to William Shakespeare

  • November 9, 2011
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Love is blind The “blindness” of love is not just a sentiment of English literature; modern research shows that the parts of the brain which control critical thinking are suppressed by feelings of love. Shakespeare used this saying several times, including in The Merchant Of Venice. I am glad ’tis night, you do not look…

Indirect and direct speech peculiarities

  • October 31, 2011
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Indirect speech and direct speech are used extensively by journalists as well as fiction and non-fiction writers to convey paraphrased statements and direct quotes. Word for word quotes taken directly from a source are known as direct speech. Direct speech rules require quotes to be enclosed within quotation marks while indirect quotes are paraphrased statements…

Important Announcement

  • October 18, 2011
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  Dear bloggers, voters and readers! Yesterday, October 17, at 11.59 p.m. PST the contest for the Best Grammar Blog of 2011 was supposed to end. The competition was intense, voters were doing their best to support their favorite blogs. Unfortunately, we had to disqualify two blogs and we would still like to have real…

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