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How to turn down an invitation

Have you ever been invited to a party that you didn't want to go to? Find out how to turn down unwanted invitations in the future.

Quick Grammar: Question forms

To form yes/no questions where there is an auxiliary verb or a modal verb, we invert the word order of a positive sentence.


How many points can you get in 3 minutes? Longer words score more points!

Business Magazine - Market research techniques

Do you know the techniques you can use for doing market research? What differences are involved in doing qualitative research as opposed to collecting quantitative data?

Research Reports: Vocabulary

In Research Reports and other formal pieces of academic writing, verbs are often ‘nominalised’ (converted into nouns).

IELTS Interview skills

Even if you are asked what seems like a yes–no question, you are expected to say more.


Your Comments

25 May, 2017 - 07:05
Hello Malinali, There is a small group of adjectives, most of which begin with the letter 'a', which are usually only used after link verbs. 'afraid' is one of these adjectives -- examples of others...
25 May, 2017 - 07:05
Hello JakiGeh, This could be an example of non-standard usage, or you could see the 'when' clause as having omitted words, i.e. the full form could be 'There's no sound when [you're] answering calls...
25 May, 2017 - 07:05
Hello AITKINS, I'm afraid we don't comment on what other grammars or books say, but I can confirm that 'own' can indeed act as a pronoun in some cases. For example, imagine you offer to lend me your...