How to Use English Punctuation Correctly-Part 3

/Hyphens and Dashes/ 1.Use a hyphen when adding a prefix to some words. The purpose of this hyphen is to make the word easier to read. For instance, if you were to leave the hyphen out of the word re-examine, it would be reexamine, where the double “e” could be confusing. Many words do not […]

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly-Part 2

/End-of-Sentence Punctuation Marks/ 1.Use a period (full stop) to end declarative sentences and statements. Also after initials, as in Alfred D. Smith. Every sentence contains at least one punctuation mark — the one at its end. The most common of these sentence-ending punctuation marks is the period (“.”, also called a “full stop”). This simple […]

How to Use English Punctuation Correctly-Part 1

  /Commas/ 1.Use a comma to indicate a break or pause within a sentence. The comma (“,”) is a very versatile punctuation mark. There are dozens of situations that might require the use of a comma. One frequent case is the appositive — a break within a sentence that supplements and adds information to the […]

How to Write an Essay-Part 2

/Revising Your Essay/ 1.Wait a day or so and re-read your essay. Get your essay done a couple of days before the due date so that you have time to go back and revise it to make it polished. Avoid turning in a first draft that you haven’t double-checked for errors. 2.Correct errors related to […]

How to Write an Essay-Part 1

/Writing Your Essay/ 1.Research the topic. This step is especially important if your paper is a research paper. Go online, head to the library, search an academic database, or read newspapers. You can also ask a reference librarian. 2.Analyze well-written essays. In your research you’ll probably come across really well-written (and not so well-written) arguments […]

TALK: It’s a great game.

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/ Have you bought Clash of Clans yet? Yeah!I bought it the day it was released. How do you like it? It’s a great game. There are a lot of new characters. Did it cost very much? It cost about ten. Most games […]

TALK: Discuss the plan after school

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/ Hi, Jenny. Are you going to school now? Yup. I have English class at 9 in the morning. Got any plans after the class? Not really. What about you? We will have our midterm exams next month. I plan to look for […]

TALK: I just did what I should have done.

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/  Hey, you have been promoted to president of the department. All this is thanks to the efforts of my superiors and colleagues. You are so smart. Your efforts in the success of the plan were outstanding. I just did what I should […]

TALK: I am interested in this job

/If you don’t understand any word or sentence, you can copy to translate/ Hi. Can I help you, sir? Yes. I’m interested in a job your company posted on the Internet. We posted several positions. Which position are you looking for?  It is a position in your Maintenance Department. Is it available? Yes. Applications will […]

How to Learn the Words You Can’t Sound Out

1.Look; cover; write; check. This classic teaching method will effectively help you ingrain difficult-to-spell words in your mind. The process goes exactly as it sounds: you look at a word (for instance, in a dictionary) to see what it looks like, you hide the word from view and try to write it down from memory, […]

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