Category Archives: Common Errors
Word Choice: That vs. Which

Mix ups over when to use ‘that’ and ‘which’ are common, especially among those for whom English is an additional language. But there’s also a difference between Australian English and Americ...

4 June 2017 | 0 comments

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04/06/17

Idiom Corner: Does the Exception Prove the Rule?

‘The exception that proves the rule’ is one of the most misused phrases in English. Yet it’s also one that most people will have heard, so it’s time to clarify how it should be used. So strap ...

30 May 2017 | 0 comments

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30/05/17

Vocabulary Tips: Is Data Singular or Plural?

Some debates seem like they’ll never end. The Beatles or the Rolling Stones? White bread or brown bread? Did the moon landing really happen? Is ‘data’ singular or plural? And unfortunately, whil...

4 May 2017 | 1 comments

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04/05/17

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

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...

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

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24/04/17

Word Choice: Assume vs. Presume

‘Assume’ and ‘presume’ are often used interchangeably, but they have distinct meanings. So although both are related to the word ‘suppose’, it’s important to understand when to use each ...

24 April 2017 | 0 comments

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24/04/17

Grammar Myths: Infinitives and Conjunctions

The rules underpinning English are not always black and white. And while we appreciate proper grammar, we’re also aware that a lot of the ‘rules’ surrounding grammar can be misleading, especiall...

13 April 2017 | 0 comments

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13/04/17

Grammar Tips: Subject–Verb Agreement

When writing in English, it’s important to make sure that the subject and verb in a sentence agree. This post covers the basics of subject–verb agreement, which will give you the foundations to bu...

14 April 2017 | 0 comments

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14/04/17

Word Choice: Into vs. In To

In spoken English, it’s common to pronounce ‘into’ and ‘in to’ in the same way. This can make it difficult to understand the difference when using them in writing. Although this isn’t the ...

23 March 2017 | 0 comments

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23/03/17

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