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Trouble vs Problem

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘trouble’ vs ‘problem’ [Adapted from an archived British Council page so I’m saving it here before it disappears!} Problem is a countable noun and describes...

People are easy to learn

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘It is easy for people to…’ English uses ‘it’ in sentences where it has no meaning. This is known as the dummy or empty or introductory ‘it’. Some...

On the contrary vs In contrast

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘On the contrary…’ …does not mean the same as ‘In contrast’! ‘On the contrary’ is used to: ADD to a negative statement disagree with a negative...

Moreover

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘Moreover’ The danger of ‘Moreover’ Sometimes we rush to write ‘Moreover’ (the next point), when we haven’t finished explaining our first point....

accommodation

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Takeaways ‘Accommodation’ Accommodation: Countable or uncountable? Check out the rules and examples here from the Longman Online Dictionary: 1 [uncountable] especially British English (also...