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5 things I never knew I was doing wrong while speaking English

Things I was doing wrong while speaking English

English isn’t really our mother-tongue and it’s totally not fair to expect us to know the ten thousand different rules and exceptions the language follows. But did you know that Indians actually beat the British in their expertise over English? Well, we clearly know how to use our words. Learning a new language can be very difficult, but …

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Quiz: Has/Have

Let’s begin with the basics. Both can be used to show possession and help in making the ‘perfect tenses‘. ‘Had’ is the past tense of ‘has’ as well as ‘have’. Have: It is used with some pronouns and plural nouns. For example, We have a seminar at 1 p.m. I have a dog. They have a blue car. …

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Each and Every

The quantifiers each and every are a kind of determiner. They have similar but not identical meanings. Each means “every one, regarded individually”. Every means “every one, regarded as a whole”. Sometimes, each and every have the same meaning: Fashion changes each year. Fashion changes every year. But often they are not exactly the same, as explained above. Hence, the correct answer is (b) every  as it tells us how …

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Who, Whom and Whose: Decoded

‘Who’, ‘Whom’ and ‘Whose’ sound similar but they have different functions. Let’s learn their proper usage. For that, we need to look at the difference between subjects, objects and possessive forms first. The subject does the action: • He closed the window. • She painted the walls. • We went for a movie. The object …

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Other or Another?

Other and another are determiners that refer to something additional or different. Though the words seem to be similar to each other, their usage is slightly different. Let’s see how! Using “other” : Other is an adjective which means ‘different’ or ‘the second of two items’. It can be used with both, singular or plural nouns. It …

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