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Passed or past?

 

Slumped in a post-festive food coma? Feeling the after-effects of watching too much stultifying TV? If so, perhaps the last…

‘Less’ or ‘fewer’?

People often don’t know when to use less and when to use fewer in a sentence. Here’s how to get it right.

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Avoiding clichés

When you're writing formally, it's better to try to avoid using clichés. We tell you how to do this.

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Here are some tips to help you form adverbs and spell them correctly.

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Polish-born English novelist

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The language of memes – and how to create your own

 

English is a truly global language with hundreds of regional variations worldwide, including over 50 dialects of British…

Word of the day whippersnapper
Pronunciation: ˈwɪpəsnapə
noun
a young, inexperienced person considered presumptuous or overconfident...