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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 […]

Grammar Guts – Test Yourself!

Fill in the blank with the correct form of the verb provided (answers below). For example: Question: _______ taken half a day _____ the museums, we ______ that we had little time left for ___________ around the rest of the city. (to have; to see; to find; to walk) Answer: Having taken half a day […]

Each, Every, Either, Neither

Distributive adjectives are normally used with singular nouns. They include “each”, “every”, “either”, and “neither” and are used to refer to members of a group as individuals. For example, the sentence, “The group received informational brochures before beginning its tour” does not specify whether all the group’s members received brochures. Rather, this is conveyed by […]