‘That of’ and ‘Those of’ are great ways of avoiding repetition, especially in Task 1. Here are a few common mistakes.
IELTS Grammar takeaways
In this lesson you’ll learn how to use less common linkers (as long as/provided that) to qualify your statements.
What’s the difference between ‘a key to solving’ and ‘a key to solve’?
‘Which’ can be misused and overused – here are some examples and how to fix them.
‘had better’ is a less common way of saying ‘should’. See how it works.
‘The more..the more/less’ is a useful way of describing trends that happen at the same time.
‘Not only ..but also’ adds emphasis but it’s dangerous because it usually needs inversion – find out how to do this here.
There is a subtle but really important difference between ‘little’ and ‘a little’ and ‘few’ and ‘a few’. Here’s why IELTS loves to test you on this.
Here are some patterns and rules that can help you decide when to use the gerund ‘ing’ or the infinitve form of the verb.