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According to

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘According to…’ Look at the correct examples of how to use ‘according to’. What do you notice? ‘According to the weather forecast, it’s going to rain...

As mentioned

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘as mentioned.’ Look at these 3 options: As I mentioned before, the cost of living is high. [ACTIVE] As mentioned before, the cost of living is high. [PASSIVE short form] As was...

Most people

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Feedback Takeaways ‘Most people/of the people in my country.’ It’s good to use ‘many/most/some people’ in order to ‘hedge’, because you never know exactly how...

I blame it on the government.

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Feedback Learning Points ‘I blame the government for the crisis.’ ‘blame’ is a useful word to use in essays that ask you to say who you think is responsible for a problem. Here are...

The situation deteriorated.

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Feedback Learning Points ‘The situation deteriorated/ got worse.’ ‘deteriorate’ (verb, formal) does not take an object (it’s intransitive) So you can say: ‘The...