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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...

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....

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...

Take this for example.

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account Friday Feedback Learning Points ‘Take _____ for example.’ ‘Take ______ for example.’ or ‘Take, for example, ___________.’ are single sentences with a full stop at the end....