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How to Use Abbreviations in Your Writing

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Have you ever been puzzled by the mysterious indication DPO or Eng. on your acquaintance business card? Were you ever invited to the BBQ with OJ, and then have been knocked down by B.Y.O.B.? If so, plunge into the text that unfolds below. We shall talk about all these mysterious things called abbreviations, the ways to discern them (yes, there is more than one type of them!) and their proper usage in writing. By the way, the affordable language editing of the top quality is always there to help Continue reading

Principles of the Blog-Writing

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You are the frequent visitor on the blogging platform. You read all the top-bloggers or some selected ones; you comment profoundly or just make succinct statements regarding the topics of interest. You brood over the idea of starting your own writing account for which you already have suggestions regarding the theme, design and probable auditory. However, it is already a long time elapsed and you still haven’t written a line. What to do? Let’s find out the reasons first. Meanwhile Continue reading

How to Avoid Plagiarism in Your Text

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Here you are, typing excitedly the last words of your paper in your text editor. You put a full stop, check the text for typos and mistakes, correct them if there are any, and, finally, run your text through the plagiarism checker. You relax, being fully confident in your paper. Last checking is a pure formality, you know well that you have put all your soul into this text, having searched for evidence, working out the information, categorizing, classifying… You have assiduously placed Continue reading

How to Implement Polite Constructions in Your Speech

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Politeness and the ways of its expression Politeness can be described in general as the way of pleasing someone without imposing any obligation to either party. It is the means of the social communication. “Would you…”, “Please…”, “Thank you!”, holding the door in order to let the lady with two kids behind you to walk in, stopping to let a car with the inexperienced driver to drive out the parkway, and so on. All these phrases and actions aim to Continue reading

How to Carry On Business Correspondence

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The main principles of the Business Correspondence When we write something, we usually think of the person we address this writing to. Depending on the receiver, we use certain patterns and words, reveal or conceal some information. We also use a different style. There are four accustomed styles of writing in English, each serving the certain needs of the information sharing. Basis these four “ground” styles the other sub-styles are formed in reply to the demand of certain groups Continue reading

Do We Need Punctuation Today?

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What is punctuation? Its origin and function “Stop that!” cried the exclamation mark. “Why?” the question mark couldn’t help wondering. “Let’s try to separate these opposite, clashing things” comma suggested. “It’s over” period concluded.” This short story about the punctuation marks highlights their functions. However, though used correctly, the actual punctuation would not be crucial for getting the meaning of this text. Continue reading

Do We Need A Passive Voice?

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Passive Voice in briefs “It was three o’clock in the morning. I was exhausted and my mind hadn’t been visited by a single bright idea by that time. I was obsessed with the intention of shaking off that horrid Passive Voice. But whatever had been done by me, my paper inexorably has been marked by its sinister omen. A decision was taken, finally: the Passive Voice was let in. I was crushed under its force. To be continued…” If a smile touched your face while reading Continue reading

How To Master Complex Tenses In English

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Complex, not complicated. The characteristic of the Complex tenses A Tense is a tricky yet simple grammar category that, though used regularly, doesn’t have a common fixed definition up to now. The existing approaches to grammar show different understanding of a Tense notion and thus, provide different Tense classifications. What they agree on, is that Tense is connected with the category of time and that it is presented by Verbs. The traditional grammar implies there are only two Simple Continue reading

How to Use the Adverbs in Your Speech

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How, when and in what manner. The Adverb’s definition and problems of classification Before writing the first essay for your college course, you most probably have thrown a glance over different manuals on the way to write the academic paper. Many of those guidelines advise to address the general questions of “What?”, “How?” and “Why?”. This is where the almighty Adverb claims its right for the top place in your paper among other Parts of Speech. Continue reading

Where To Use Participles In Your Speech

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The Participle Crowd. Description And Classification The language reflects the state of mind of the people who use it – that’s a common knowledge. As for English it constantly relays the idea of the active approach to life. It possesses a multi branch classification of the verbs and their forms, that express different sides of the Action; the Active mood and Indicative and Imperative inclinations are always in the preferable position in the oral and even written speech. The Continue reading