Every week, we’ll be sharing a list of posts, stories, news, or opinions that we've run across the Internet during the past week or two. We won't be discussing them in detail here, but we do encourage you to check them out as they could contain valuable ideas and insights for your IELTS
If you're ready, here we go...
The authors share some of the common grammar
errors that they've seen around their site, ActiveRain.
Northeastern University office asked Heather Littlefield, associate academic specialist and head advisor of the linguistics program in the College of Science, to comment on our modern taste for digital jargon.
Find out what the differences and similarities are and pick up tips for remembering them.
The complaint about the word typically centers on the fact that decimate is used improperly to refer to ‘destroying a large portion of something’, when the ‘true’ meaning of the word is ‘to put to death (or punish) one of every ten’.
The author discusses the proper use of the ellipses, along with a little insight as to where it's most commonly used.
Learn how to correctly use the serial comma
Learn the difference between ask, ask for, ask to, and ask about - to avoid this common error in English with prepositions.
Read the author's discussion of the subjunctive mood.
Here's another discussion on the subjunctive mood. This could be useful for Part 3 of the IELTS Speaking Exam
Which is correct: all of the people, all the people, or all people?
When you take little or no action, you will receive little or no results. This is the law of the universe, and there isn’t anything that you can do to change it.
Here's a funny article about the word "literally."
We English speakers owe so much to our roguish forebears, who revolutionised our language.
The author discusses the misconjugation of the verb
This post presents 11 rules (with accompanying examples) for comma
usage in English.
One thing most self-taught (and self-made) people have in common is curiosity—immense, driving curiosity. If you can develop your curiosity and have patience, you can learn anything on your own.
The author shares his thoughts on the word "whom."
Find out why Noah Webster simplified American English spelling--and what differences weren’t his idea.
The author discusses the importance of progressive verbs
The author shares three tips to help us get better with writing