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English Blues: Are you prepped for prepositions? Let's find out 

Prepositions can be a veritable pain if you don’t know how they work, isn't it? Check out Albert P’Rayan’s guide to nail their usage and understand the role they play in a sentence 

Published on 17th April 2021
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English Blues: Is it ‘none is’ or ‘none are’, which is grammatically correct?

Should none be followed by a singular or plural verb? Let's look at its grammatical correctness

Published on 12th April 2021
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English Blues: What do words like Vaxhole, Sputniked, Pfizered mean?

A friend of mine in Russia was Sputniked and another friend in the US was Pfizered. Whenever some nouns are used as verbs by a prominent person in the news, the media starts highlighting them

Published on 27th March 2021
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English Blues: Are we turkeys voting for Christmas this Assembly Election season? 

What does the phrase ‘round the corner’ mean? If something is going to happen very soon or in the near future, we say it is round the corner or ‘around the corner’

Published on 21st March 2021
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NEET 2021 to be held on August 1. Here's what is different this year

The offline examination will be held in 11 languages, including Hindi and English. This year, NEET will also determine admission to nursing courses and degrees in life Sciences as well

Published on 13th March 2021
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Under a new government programme, Andhra school students to learn a new English word everyday

Jagan Mohan Reddy directed the officials to provide English-Telugu dictionaries to schools and ensure that students learn the meaning of a new English word every day

Published on 5th March 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: The first time Led Zeppelin's Stairway To Heaven was played live 50 years ago today!

In today's #TBT, we take you through multiple events. Today is Learn What Your Name Means Day and also the day when the English Rock Band Led Zeppelin played one of their most iconic songs live

Published on 5th March 2021
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English Blues: What do the words ‘scanty’ and ‘sketchy’ mean in a sentence?

The word ‘toolkit’ has been used frequently recently ever since Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg through her tweets voiced solidarity with the protesting Indian farmers

Published on 27th February 2021
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Delhi HC asks Centre not to take court's view combatively on having EIA draft in all languages

People in remote areas are "our citizens" who need to be heard and may not understand the draft if published only in English and Hindi, the court said

Published on 25th February 2021
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Let’s Teach English: How this Chennai initiative is helping underprivileged children speak English better

What began as a pandemic project currently has over 3000 volunteers and 40 organisations enrolled in the Let’s Teach English initiative in different states all over the country

Published on 24th February 2021
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How Niveditha went from being a dyslexic student with red-marked report cards to being an award-winning PhD scholar

Niveditha B Warrier is a second-year PhD scholar at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. She is researching dyslexic narratives in English

Published on 24th February 2021
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This non-profit partnered with the Telangana govt to teach coding in schools without screens. This is how

Coding For All doesn't need you to have a computer or even know English. It's enough if you are interested and they will take care of everything else effortlessly. Read on to find out more

Published on 23rd February 2021
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English Blues: Don’t make these errors on Twitter!

The authentic language produced by social media users who have different levels of proficiency serves as a good resource. Here's how one can make sure they tweet correctly

Published on 22nd February 2021
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Chennai school's question paper calls protesting farmers miscreants, violent maniacs; sparks social media storm

The Class X English question paper of a prominent school asks the students to write a letter to a newspaper editor, condemning the actions

Published on 19th February 2021
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These NRI students are all set to teach English to over 3000 children of migrant labourers. Here's how

Arushi Mishr and her team based in Singapore and India have started The English Literacy Project and with their unique curriculum, they want to teach English to 3,000 kids of migrant workers

Published on 17th February 2021

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