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Idiom Corner: The Exception that Proves the Rule

Welcome back to Idiom Corner, where we look at confusing figures of speech. Today, we have a particularly baffling one: ‘The exception that proves the rule.’ There are at least three ways this phr...

22 April 2016 | 0 comments



The Active and Passive Voice (And When to Use Them)

There’s no need to feel embarrassed if you’re confused by the active and passive voice. Even the authors of The Elements of Style managed to get it wrong in their widely-read guide. But knowing ho...

6 July 2016 | 0 comments



Express Yourself! 5 Superb Creative Writing Tips

We’re not all about academia here at Proofread My Essay; we like novels, poetry and plays too! We even like to dabble with a little creative writing in our free time: with any luck, our series of ch...

28 May 2016 | 0 comments



Exam Advice: 5 Superb Exam Tips for Test Day

If sitting an exam is anyone’s idea of fun, we haven’t met them yet. We’re not sure we want to, either; sorry, exam lovers, we just don’t think we could trust someone with that mindset. Anyhow...

28 April 2016 | 0 comments



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