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The Most Important Grammar Rules to Remember When a Spell-checker Isn't an Option

The Most Important Grammar Rules to Remember

Every university student has at some point wished that the human brain came with a built-in spell-checker. Sleep deprivation, study fatigue, and anxiety can all take a toll during exam times, leading to rampant errors in handwritten essays or short-answer questions. Additionally, studies by Statistics Canada and the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario reveal a […]

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8 Comics to Help You Avoid Unfortunate Punctuation Errors

8 Comics to Help You Avoid Unfortunate Punctuation Errors

Ah, punctuation errors. Once a missed keystroke on a typewriter, now the fodder of Internet memes, viral screenshots, and endless Tumblr posts. We’ve all seen the public restrooms reserved for elderly pregnant disabled children, the unsettling connotations of a restaurant that serves “fresh” sushi, the PR disasters that could have been averted with critical commas. […]

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It’s Just an Email…Right?

It’s Just an Email…Right?

Why grammar and tone are so important in professional emails You are the hiring manager for a medium-sized business. You are conducting interviews to fill an entry-level executive position, for which there are two potential candidates. You walk out into the lobby to call in the first candidate for her interview. Sitting, side by side, […]

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Five Obstacles Businesspeople Face When Learning English

Five Obstacles Businesspeople Face When Learning English (and Why You Can’t Afford to Let These Obstacles Defeat You)

English is indisputably the language of business around the world. It’s no longer just an asset for businesspeople to become fluent—it’s a necessity. But behind this trend toward using English in business (regardless of citizenship or native language) are millions of individuals devoting time and patience to becoming fluent and able to compete in such […]

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The Most Common Grammar Gaffes That Sneak into Resumes

Resumes can be tricky. They must be detailed, but concise; assertive, but not presumptuous. Not only must the facts be there (and be correct), but your lists and sentences must also be error-free. In fact, proper spelling and grammar are almost as important—if not more so—than the information presented in the resume itself. This is […]

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Sloppy English Grammar Can Lose You Business

Sloppy English Grammar Can Lose You Business

Poorly written promotions backfire A browse through the site Engrish.com will highlight the frequently amusing mistakes foreign companies make when trying to tackle English in their promotional material. The many Far-Eastern production companies that Engrish.com derides are owned and staffed by non-English speakers who have no knowledge of their translators’ abilities and qualifications. British, American, […]

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How Can I Learn English Grammar

How Can I Learn English Grammar?

The key to good communication is good grammar; that applies to any language, not just English. If you want to expresses yourself clearly and limit the chances of anyone misunderstanding your intentions, you need to have good grammar. “Great,” you say. “I understand that. But how can I learn English grammar?” The task of learning […]

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The Benefits of Learning English Grammar Online

The Benefits of Learning English Grammar Online

Online courses are affordable, accessible, and engaging With so much technology built into our daily lives, it’s no wonder that more people are turning to online learning. Thanks to computers, smartphones, and Wi-Fi hotspots all over the world, it’s never been easier to learn something new using the Internet. These days, brushing up on your English […]

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