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Word Choice: Born vs. Borne

Matt Damon famously starred in the Bourne films, including The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, and the prosaically named Jason Bourne. But so far he has refused to appear ...

27 February 2017 | 0 comments



Determiners: Common Mistakes to Avoid

In English, determiners are a broad class of words that do exactly what their name suggests: determine things. What they determine depends on the type of determiner used. You probably use these words ...

20 February 2017 | 0 comments



4 Tips on Using Comments in Microsoft Word

Microsoft Word has many features that might escape the attention of the casual user, one of which is the comment function. You can use comments when planning an essay or to remind yourself to check so...

17 February 2017 | 0 comments



Harvard Referencing – How to Cite a YouTube Video

Once you’ve watched all of the unboxing videos YouTube has to offer (assuming you have a spare century), you might want to check out the lectures and educational content available. In fact, you migh...

25 March 2017 | 0 comments



Grammar Myths (Infinitives and Conjunctions)

For some, pedantry is all about correcting people’s grammar. But we like to take things to the next level by correcting people who are incorrectly correcting people’s grammar. With that in mind, i...

26 January 2017 | 0 comments



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