July 9th, 2013 in Writing
If you are active on social networking sites, you have probably come across funny combinations of words and numbers. They might make little sense to an outsider, but for people familiar with this lingo they are cool tools for conveying information. Until a few years ago only students and teenagers used this language but now even professionals have started using it probably because they want to fit into this category of uber cool net-savvy kids.
July 8th, 2013 in English Grammar
Here is a list of phrases using the word about. Each expression is followed by its meaning. Example sentences are also given.
Be about something
July 7th, 2013 in Essay Writing
Many different types of essays are asked on tests like TOEFL and IELTS. Regardless of whether you write an argument, a preference, or a comparison essay, the basic components of an essay remain the same.
July 6th, 2013 in Vocabulary
In each of the following sentences, one of the words is given in bold. From the given alternatives, choose the word which is nearest in meaning to the bolded word.
July 4th, 2013 in English Learning
Reason that / reason why
Reason can be followed by why… or that… Because is not possible in this case.
- The reason why he lost his job was that he was dishonest. (NOT The reason because he lost …)
July 3rd, 2013 in English Grammar
We can combine two sentences into one using the conjunction so that. Note that so that is used to join two clauses that show a cause and effect relationship.
July 2nd, 2013 in English Quiz
Abstract nouns refer to ideas and qualities that we cannot see or touch. Most abstract nouns are formed from adjectives. For example, the abstract noun safety is formed from the adjective safe.