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Nuances of causative verbs
When you use a causative verb, think about nuance and context. This article explains the differences.
All about causative verbs
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.
Simple past or present perfect?
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.
Simple past vs present perfect
How to learn to write
Learning to write is a continuous project. There are four key parts to learning to write.
Email greetings in English
Open your email professionally by choosing the right greeting with these easy guidelines.
Ellipsis: a very important difference between Japanese and English
Ellipsis is when you cut words from a sentence. In Japanese, you can do this much more than you can in English.
Differences between English and Japanese
First language interference
Speaking Japanese in English words
Nine rules for good English writing
Follow nine simple rules, and your English writing will improve immediately!
English email style: formal or informal?
There are three styles of email in English: formal; neutral; and casual. This article tells you which you should use, and gives you some useful phrases in casual and formal English.
What is good writing in English?
This is an introduction to the Poligo Guide to Writing in English. It will teach you how to write well. We start by thinking about what good writing is.
The difference between FEW and A FEW
Learn the difference between "few" and "a few". It is important, and changes the nuance of what you say.
"First time to meet" or "first time meeting"?
Understand ALMOST and MOSTLY
The Logic Trap
The Order of Adjectives in English
Live in an English world
Three ways to use -ING verbs
Countable or Uncountable
So strange AN expression
When to use CAN or BE ABLE TO for ability
Reading well to write English well
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