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45 Ways To Avoid Using The Word ‘Very’

<b>Three Telling Quotes About ‘Very’</b><p>Substitute ‘damn’ every time you’re inclined to write ‘very;’ your editor will delete it and the writing will be …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

You shudder at a split infinitive, know when to use 'that' or 'which' and would never confuse 'less' with 'fewer' – but are these rules always right, elegant or sensible, asks linguist Steven Pinker<p>Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about …

Google updates search to show synonyms, translation

On their Google+ page, everyone’s favorite search-centric company announced an improvement to their core function. In addition to providing definitions, Google will now give you examples of how the word is used, as well as synonyms.<p>Users can either enter “define:” followed by their word of choice, …

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Why Language Learners Should Take Notes - Oxford University Press

<i>Margaret Brooks, a co-author of</i> Q: Skills for Success, Second Edition<i>, offers some tips to help your students take notes in class.</i><p>Whether in the …