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Grammar 101: Its vs. It’s

IDP IELTS — July 17th, 2018

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover its vs it's. Its is the possessive of the pronoun “it” You can it's when you are contracting (shortening) the words it + is. Read more here.

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Idioms A-Z: Explained

IDP IELTS — May 16th, 2018

When it comes to idioms, you’ll probably understand every word, but you might have trouble interpreting the meaning. Let’s examine the meanings and historical information of 10 popular idioms to expand your grasp of the English language.

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Grammar 101: Elicit vs. Illicit

IDP IELTS — April 14th, 2018

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover elicit vs illicit. Elicit often mean ‘to get something’. Illicit, on the other hand, describes something illegal. Read more here.

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Grammar 101: Defuse vs. diffuse

IDP IELTS — April 6th, 2018

In the Grammar 101 series we look at commonly confused words. This time we cover defuse vs diffuse. You would defuse a bomb to prevent it from exploding You can use diffuse as a verb when you mean to spread something in many directions. Read the article here.

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Idioms A-Z: Explained

IDP IELTS — March 26th, 2018

When it comes to idioms, you’ll probably understand every word, but you might have trouble interpreting the meaning. Let’s examine the meanings and historical information of 10 popular idioms to expand your grasp of the English language.

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The most common punctuation marks in English

IDP IELTS — March 8th, 2018

The most common punctuation marks in English: full stops, questions marks, commas, colons and semicolons, exclamation marks and quotation marks. Why are they so important? We'll explain how to avoid mistakes and use them correctly.

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Grammar 101: Loose vs. Lose

IDP IELTS — February 21st, 2018

This time, our Grammar 101 looks at the commonly confused words loose vs lose. Loose is defined as 'not in place.' Lose can be used to explain that you no longer have something in your possession, but it's slightly trickier than that. Read our explanation.

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Grammar 101: Devise vs. Device

IDP IELTS — September 7th, 2017

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Grammar 101: Advice vs. Advise

IDP IELTS — August 7th, 2017

What's the difference between advice vs advise? Advise (with an S) is a verb that means to recommend, or to give information to someone. Advice (with a C) is a noun: an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action. Read how you can use them in a sentence.

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Grammar 101: Affect vs. Effect

IDP IELTS — July 27th, 2017