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whereas, although or while?

Friday Takeaways ‘whereas’ ‘while’ and ‘although’ If I sent you a link to this page, it’s probably because of a punctuation error. Remember: no comma after ‘Although’ ‘while’ joins 2 sentences (usually...

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...

work vs job

Friday Takeaways Get all the Friday Takeaway Tips here work vs job Can you fix these sentences? Nearly half of them had a full time work as anthropologists. Combining a part-time job work plus studying as a postgraduate was the least popular option. Check your answer...

fact vs opinion

Friday Takeaways Get all the Friday Takeaway Tips here fact vs opinion Quick question: Look at these General Statements taken from an essay introduction. Decide if the words in bold express a fact, an opinion or both. 1) Undoubtedly, buying a house is necessary for...

factor vs reason

‘factor’ vs ‘reason’ Quick Test: Look at these sentences which basically all mean the same thing – what’s the difference between them grammatically? Stress is a major factor in many illnesses. Stress is the main cause of many...

whereby

‘whereby’ Quick Test: Which linking word(s) could you put in this space? ‘What is needed is a system _____________ citizens can feel safe but not monitored.’ Check your answer here ‘By which’ ‘In which’ and...

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...

as well as

Membership Home The Library Webinar All Webinars Account ‘as well as’ ‘As well as’ can only be followed by a noun or +ing form. It cannot always replace ‘and’ because it cannot be followed by ‘SVO’ sentences...

overwhelming

‘overwhelming’ Quick Test: Look at these words which start with ‘over’. Are they generally positive or negative? Adjectives: over-weight, over-priced, over-rated, over-fished, over-excited, over-tired, over-crowded, over-protective,...