A series of articles on the English language.

Email Grammar Tips

Email Grammar Tips

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by Kelly Watkins

Why is it “less” email, but “fewer” messages?


You may think there is no connection or relevance between constructing email messages with grammatically correct sentences and conducting the functions of a competent businessperson. However, your clients may disagree.

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Learning A Foreign Language

Learning A Foreign Language: The Psychological Factor

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by Gabrielle Guichard edited by Lynne Hand

When it comes to learning a foreign language, many people wonder if they will be able to memorize enough vocabulary. But this question never occurs about their mother tongue, and yet, it was a foreign language once. Nevertheless, among all the questions that new parents ask, no doctor has ever heard: "Will my baby be able to learn my language?" Be honest. Do you know all the words of your mother tongue? The answer is: "no".

New words, and new ways of using old words, appear every day. Twenty years ago, who would have been able to understand a sentence like this: "Click here to download your digital book"? Nobody. You never stop acquiring new vocabulary and you never know how long you will need it. Do you still use "Tomagotchi"?

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Should You Write In First Or Third Person?

Should You Write in First or Third Person?

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by Deanna Mascle

Traditionally, English grammar has divided references to people into three categories, to refer to I, you, and he or she. The first person is I, me, my, we, our, and so on. The second person is you and your. The third person is he, she, they, their, his, hers, him, her, and so on.

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