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Because

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on June 5, 2019 at 7:01 AM

because of (preposition), e.g. Because of the rain, the match was called off.

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Their, there, they're

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 30, 2019 at 5:45 PM

Do you know the difference? These three words are homophones and they confuse many people.

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Adjectives - part 1

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 3, 2019 at 6:06 AM

Adjectives in English do not become plural if they are followed by plural nouns.  The only exception is demonstrative adjectives.  Occasionally, a plural noun will be made into an adjective but this is not because of agreement with the noun but because of what the noun refers to, e.g. The Twin Tours disaster led to the deaths of many people.

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Colon

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on May 2, 2019 at 6:25 AM

A colon points forward to what follows.  It is commonly used before a list. It is also appropriately used to introduce a quotation.

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Semi-colon

Posted by ISLPR Language Services on April 29, 2019 at 6:06 AM

Semi-colons (;) have two common functions.  First, a semi-colon is like a weak full-stop and separates two closely related sentences, e.g. It is raining heavily; we can’t go out.  

Second, a semi-colon is used in a list instead of a comma where one or more of the items contains a comma, e.g.

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