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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...

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...

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...

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...