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UK school teacher suspended after showing 'inappropriate' cartoon of Prophet Mohammed in class

The image was used in a lesson at Batley Grammar School in West Yorkshire earlier this week and triggered protests outside the school

Published on 26th March 2021
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NFAI and FFSI conducts Online Film Appreciation Course in Marathi from November 1 to 7

This unique film course in Marathi focuses on the importance of knowledge of film language and grammar. It includes expert lectures on cinema in-depth, history, theories and discussion on cinema

Published on 2nd November 2020
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Goodbye, Mister Grammar Nazi: Why being obsessed with grammatical accuracy is not the best idea 

This is what transpired when Dr Albert P'Rayan started a conversation on grammar and communication on Facebook. He made a few provocative statements and the following discussion ensued  

Published on 13th September 2020
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A guide to building your word power: It is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of a language

To learn any foreign language effectively, it is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of the target language

Published on 1st August 2020
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This UK-based English language expert can jazz up your kids' English with a ten-day online course. Sign up NOW!

Help your children improve their grammar, public speaking skills, accent, pronunciation and writing via the Jazz Up Your English online workshop full of stories that are more than just that  

Published on 3rd July 2020
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Upgrade your English language skills: What is collocational competence?

Why is it important to develop collocational competence? It is not enough to teach grammar alone but it is also important to raise learners' awareness about collocations

Published on 27th June 2020
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Importance of grammar: How written and spoken grammar are different when it comes to everyday interaction

Spoken grammar (SG) is the grammar of everyday interaction.  It is informal and natural. SG is flexible in its word order

Published on 25th May 2020
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Write better, do better: Why writing is an important criterion for a successful career

For those who question why writing a career goal is important for selection, the following points can help them understand the importance of the same

Published on 19th October 2019
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Finding the holes in an argument: Tracing multiple uses of a word

Albert P' Rayan explores the different meanings of the word, 'hole'. In this column, he answers a couple of questions for which he was searching for an answer.

Published on 14th September 2019
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Grammaticalness: How to use words and phrases like 'per cent of', 'cop' in sentences correctly

When we talk about an individual member of the police, we use the terms policeman, policewoman, police officer or police chief

Published on 29th June 2019
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Stiff Upper Lip: 75% modern couples fight over bad grammar while 23% break up, finds Landmark survey

Landmark Bookstores recently conducted a survey on the variations in the behaviour of Grammar snobs and this is what they found

Published on 16th April 2019
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All about myths: Grammar nazis may not like the term 'poetic license' but it is not wrong to use it

Double negatives are two negative words used in the same sentence with the purpose of turning thought into positive

Published on 28th January 2019
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Debunking grammar myths: You can split infinitives and it's not grammatically wrong

Traditional grammarians (prescriptivists) say that infinitives should not be split, but to split them is very common in writing of all kinds

Published on 21st January 2019
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Here are a few softwares that will make writing a PhD thesis easier 

While Grammarly can help you deliver error-free documents, Mendeley can help you manage the references for your thesis

Published on 24th April 2018
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Update your vocabulary, know the difference between who and whom 

Traditional grammarians (formal) go by traditional grammar rules whereas modern grammarians (normal) go by the evidence of language in use

Published on 28th May 2018

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