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You’ve seen and studied questions/answers books, but would you love to see one with a simplified explanation of each answer? That’s what this ebook is all about. Whether you’re studying for an examination or just need lessons in modern English, this is for you. You would love it—rest assured. May you find the knowledge you seek. Download.  

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The comma rules you should know

On the one hand, the comma is apparently the most popular punctuation mark in English; on the other hand, it is often misused. These are the uses of the comma you should know: v To separates items. Examples: 1. He bought shirts, jackets, trousers, socks, and shoes.2. The names on the list were: Olusola Adeboye, Leon James, Uchechi Anazodo, Usman Rabiu, Polinosky Sanzer and Kim Kardashian. See explanation on comma before ‘and’.    v Used in larger units to separate phrases, clauses and sentences. Examples: 1.     The boy, according to the report, was about…

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How to use ‘such as’ correctly

We use ‘such as’ to give an example or examples that corroborate what we’re saying or writing. It’s a formal expression used in giving accurate information when explaining a point. When we use this phrase to give a singular example in writing, we don’t need a comma before it; when we use it for multiple examples, a comma is needed. Examples: Educational institutions such as Temple Schools provide comprehensive education. Monica couldn’t afford the basic necessities such as shelter. It’s better to use natural remedies, such as exercise, organic food and water to…

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Quotation marks: uses, rules, British/American styles

Quotation marks (inverted commas) are one of the unique punctuation marks in English. They’re generally used to show what someone has said but they have other uses. Moreover, they’re sometimes used with slight difference in British and American English. Uses of quotation mark To enclose a direct speech. Example: ‘How favourable was yesterday’s weather?’ she queried. Note that the word following the closing quotation mark starts with a small letter (except it’s a proper noun or ‘I’).   To draw attention to emphasized or unusual words, such as informal words,…

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What to know about ellipsis (punctuation)

An ellipsis is one of those simple but often overused or misused punctuation marks. While some use the conventional three dots, other use up to six or seven in the belief that more dots mean more words are left out. The conventional ellipsis in English is three dots, while a fourth is the full stop or period. In Chinese and Japanese, however, six dots in two groups of three are used. In English, an ellipsis has three dots (…) and it’s a punctuation mark that shows something has been left…

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