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Grammar Tips: Double Negatives

Have you ever heard somebody say, ‘I didn’t do nothing’? If so, how did it make you feel? If the answer is ‘repulsed’, you may have an aversion to double negatives. But what are double negat...

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

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24/04/17

Oxford Referencing – Citing a Website

With computers everywhere, it’s common to cite websites in academic writing. With Oxford referencing, you’ll need two things for this: footnote citations and a bibliography entry. The format for O...

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24/04/17

Word Choice: Extent vs. Extend

In our ‘Word Choice’ posts, we typically focus on homophones (i.e. words that sound similar but have different uses). But today, we’re looking at two connected words that are sometimes confused:...

26 April 2017 | 0 comments

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26/04/17

4 Tips on Using Comments in Microsoft Word

The comment tool in Microsoft Word makes it easy to take notes while planning an essay. Furthermore, proofreaders use comments to give feedback on a document, so don’t be surprised to find a few in ...

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24/04/17

Idiom Corner: Free Rein or Free Reign?

Today in Idiom Corner, we’re looking at a common expression: ‘free rein’. Or should that be spelled ‘free reign’? In short, no: ‘free rein’ is the original and correct term here. Neverth...

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