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Idioms to Infinity

Yes, more idioms! When Jamie lost his job, he and Sharon had to put on hold their plans to buy a larger house. Jamie and Sharon must wait to buy a larger house because they can’t afford it. They’re putting their plans on hold the way a person on the phone might put a caller […]

Exam English

Exam English can be especially difficult for non-native English speakers. It requires a lot of self-editing – on the spot and under pressure. Here, some tips to organize your thoughts before you start writing: Don’t get too creative. Most exams – both standardized (e.g. the GRE) and university – expect your essay to follow a […]

Even More Idioms

Once again, more idioms. Idioms are a great way to spice up your writing with expressions that are commonly used by native speakers. (Note that “spice up” is an idiom; it means “to make more exciting or livelier”, just as adding spices to a dish makes the dish taste more “exciting” or “lively”.) Paula was […]