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Archive for January, 2015

Who does it belong to? How to use Possessives in English

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Learning to use the possessive form is a pretty essential part of English grammar. But what is it really about, and how do you use it? For starters – the possessive form is a way of describing the relationship between things – especially, who an item belongs to. It could be an object – like …

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What’s Life Really Like as a Eurocentres Student?

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Thinking of going to a Eurocentres school? You’ll be in great company! With lots of new students attending courses at our different schools around the world, you’ll get to make new friends from a variety of backgrounds, live in a fantastic city and learn a language while you do it. But what is life really …

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When To Capitalise In A Sentence

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Capitalising a word in a sentence is one of those tricky things that can make a big difference in written English, so you want to make sure that you get it right! But when it seems like there are so many different rules for when you should – and shouldn’t use a capital letter, how …

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Want to work with foreign languages? Try these careers for size!

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Do you love learning languages? Fascinated by exploring new cultures? Then working with foreign languages might just be the perfect career choice for you. And you’d be surprised at just how many different types of careers your language skills can set you up for. Learning a foreign language shows potential employers that you’ve got some …

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You Want To Use Question Tags, Do You?

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You can form a question in English quite easily – usually by using the simple formula of: Question word + auxiliary verb + subject + main verb For example: “When does your train arrive?” “When” is the question verb. “Does” is the auxiliary verb. “Train” is the subject and “arrive” is the main verb. You …

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Are You Making These Common Word Confusions?

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It can happen to the best of us! English has lots of words that sound or look pretty similar – but in fact mean something totally different! If you’re not clued up, you could end up making some really embarrassing mix-ups by saying something you really didn’t mean. So to help you out, we’ve got …

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How To Use More Than One Verb In A Sentence

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When you’re starting to learn English, you’ll probably want to keep things fairly simple. Using small, easy sentences – with a single subject, object and verb and a good way to build up your skills. But as you get more confident, you’ll probably want to learn to say a little more, right? And having to …

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