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double

Friday Takeaways ‘double’, ‘twice’ and ‘twofold’ How can you paraphrase the following sentence? The price of oil went from £10 a barrel in 1980 to £20 a barrel in 1990. Check your answer here 1. The price of oil doubled between 1980...

run-on sentences

Friday Takeaways ‘run-on’ sentences Which of these is WRONG? *hint – focus on punctuation (commas, full-stops, semi-colons and linking words). There was only one shop. This has now been replaced. There was only one shop; this has now been replaced....

worth or worthy?

Friday Takeaways ‘worth’ vs ‘worthy’ Which is correct? ‘My IELTS test is tomorrow – should I buy a course?’ 1. ‘It’s not worthy to buy a course’. 2. ‘It’s not worth buying a course’. Check...

whereas or although?

Friday Takeaways ‘whereas’ vs ‘although’ Test yourself: can you link these two sentences? ‘He’s well qualified. He can’t find a job’. Check your answer here He’s well-qualified but he can’t find a job. He’s...