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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.

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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.

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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?

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Research Reports: Vocabulary

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

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IELTS Interview skills

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

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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...