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“If” Clauses

There are three types of “if” clauses – or “conditionals”. Conditionals present conditions under which certain things are possible, to varying degrees. One class of “if” clauses sets up conditions that are relatively likely to be realized: If James takes a nap, he’ll have the energy he needs to run a mile. (where “he’ll” = […]

More Idioms

I recently shared a very popular post on idioms. Here, some more expressions, with examples and explanations: Instead of going pro, Clair took an athletic scholarship from the University of Michigan because she wanted the best of both worlds – to be an athlete and a scholar. (While most people can only live in one […]

Asking for a Job

Along with a solid resume, a well-written cover letter is the key to catching the eye of potential employers. The common format for a job query looks something like the following: Name of applicant Applicant’s street address Applicant’s city, State  ZIP Date Name of person/department/company doing the hiring Hirer’s street address Hirer’s city, State  ZIP […]