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Your or You're: How and where to use contractions in your sentences

When we read novels or plays, we come across dialogues that contain contractions. Scriptwriters use contractions in their dialogues to reveal the attitudes of characters. 

Published on 12th October 2019
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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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Why you need to know the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs

Grammatical errors can make or break a sentence, especially in the English language, and getting them right is as basic as it gets

Published on 22nd March 2018
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Why you have to watch Nila Madhab Panda's climate change film Kadvi Hawa ASAP  

Director Nila Madhab Panda has been helping us swallow the bitter pill of environmental calamities through his films. With his latest, Kadvi Hawa, he is at it again

 

Published on 29th December 2017
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Why TVF's Kota Factory is the ode to the studious Indian nerd who dreams of exam glory - that we all need to watch

TVF's latest web series Kota Factory has taken the internet by the storm. We catch up with its creator Saurabh Khanna
 

Published on 30th May 2019
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Why is it important to learn words in chunks?

According to Neuroscience research, it is easier for us to remember lexical chunks than isolated words

Published on 9th July 2018
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Why delivery guys and struggling students are learning basic English on an app called Utter

Ninad Vengurlekar, co-founder of Utter app speaks about solving  English learning mystery for cab drivers and delivery persons

Published on 9th October 2019
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Why Collocation is problematic for most English learners. Here's how to fix it

Albert Rayan, Professor of English believes that it is imperative that one know not just the word's meaning, but also its combinations for a healthier and effective use of the language

Published on 7th February 2018
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Why all anglophiles should read author and columnist  Albert P'Rayan's latest book, English Essentials

The book promises to decode all the 'isms' and give a comprehensive understanding of the English language. This is the popular columnist's second book after English Blues and promises a great read!

Published on 22nd January 2020
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What happened after that? The question that pushed Preeti Jaiman to write a book  

Born in Odisha and currently residing in Singapore, Preeti Jaiman did not let anything get in her way of writing her debut book — and it could be one of those modern Indian favourites

 

Published on 29th December 2017
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Want to become a Zumba teacher? Zumba queen Sucheta Pal can help you get there ASAP

Zumba is a workout that is becoming the first choice for many fitness freaks. So why not as a career choice as well? All you have to do is get a quick certification from the 'Queen'

 

Published on 8th December 2017
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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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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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Understanding the language: Here's how spoken and written English are completely different

There is a world of difference between spoken and written English. In this column, Albert P' Rayan explores certain nuances of the two so that we understand the language a little better. Ready? 

Published on 17th October 2020
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UK scientists link chimpanzee lip-smacking to human speech 

The study published in the journal 'Biology Letters' used video recordings collected at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland and Leipzig Zoo in Germany as well as recordings of wild apes in Uganda

Published on 27th May 2020

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