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It is difficult to know if a noun is countable or uncountable, but there are some ways to guess and some rules to help you.
Learn about a rarely used, odd-looking, formal expression that seems like bad grammar.
You can use 'can' or 'be able to' to talk about ability, but not always. This article explains when to use 'can' and when to use 'be able to'.
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When you use a causative verb, think about nuance and context. This article explains the differences.
Words like "make", "force" and "let" are called "causatives". They show that a person does not choose to do an action themselves. They are asked to do it by another person who has some kind of power.
Confused about the simple past and present perfect? Don't be! This article reviews the simple past and present perfect and then explains ONE really easy way to choose when to use the simple past.
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When we are talking about countable things, we can use ONE or ONES if it is clear what we are talking about.
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Some verbs can talk about a state or describe an action, but the meaning changes.
A pair of bee-eaters
Usually you can use A/AN or ONE if you are talking about one thing, but in some cases we prefer ONE.


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