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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...

with or at?

Friday Takeaways ‘with’ or ‘at’ in Academic Task 1 What is the difference between these statements? 1. They spent most of their money on cars, at 45%. 2. They spent most of their money on cars, with over 45% going on petrol.   Check your...

due to

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account ‘due to’  ‘In most modern city centres, our movements are constantly tracked, due to the ubiquitous presence of surveillance cameras.’ Common mistake: ‘Our movements are constantly...