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Authors Answer 133 - The Passive Voice

The passive voice is something authors are often told not to use. But what exactly is the passive voice? Here’s a simple example.

Passive voice: The door was opened by John.

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A Writer is Only As Good as Their Editor...

Editing and proofreading is a professional service that every writer needs … even if you’re an editor yourself. Trying to correct and find problems in your own work is limiting. 378 more words


The Present Simple Tense

We need to use the Present Simple a lot in English, so it’s really important to understand it well. Many students have problems with the form (or how to make it). 502 more words

Verb Tenses

When Should I Use The Present Simple Tense?

Present Uses
1: We use the present simple when something is generally or always true.
People need food.
It snows in winter here.
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Verb Tenses

Past Perfect/Past Perfect Continuous

Exercise 1:

Can you circle the verbs in the past perfect simple and continuous?

Had been writing, was laughing, be born, had been joking, had believed, finished, invite, is living, had looked, had enjoyed, loves, does. 615 more words


Moods in Hypothetical Clauses

First off, I must apologise; I meant to post this part 2 from my Conditional Mood post last week, but I somehow thought I already did. 396 more words


22 mars - crash course

They say that the best way to learn something is to teach it, and I have really come to know the true meaning of this expression in the past few months. 537 more words