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...
Here’s what the great American writer Mark Twain wrote about the importance of choosing the correct word: “The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”
We'll direct you to guidelines for correctly using the most common marks of punctuation
, question marks
, exclamation points
, apostrophes, and quotation marks.
Read the authors discussion on the use of semicolons
What you write is a proxy for who you are, and careless and sloppy writing
reflects strongly on the impression the acceptance committee or reviewers will have of you.
The author provides simple yet effective tips on improving your writing
The author shares some pieces of advice for those aspiring to use the English language while fending off the grammar
Is starting a sentence
with the word "and" wrong?
The author reminds us that these are only guidelines. There are no unbreakable rules for using commas
The problem lies squarely with foreign loan words and the people who insist on using them correctly.
The rules for when to use “who” and when to use “whom” are based on the distinction between subject and object.
Why would you spend your precious time making anagrams? Well, this could be a way for you to improve your vocabulary
rules/misused words—or common mistakes that virtually all of us make at some point or another.
Read about the author's findings on the origins and uses of this expression.
Check if this expression is correct.
The author focuses on 20 of the common figures of speech