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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

29 May, 2017 - 06:05
Hello MCWSL, Both 'is dancing' (what she can see) and 'was dancing' (if she prefers to look back on an already complete action) can be used in this scenario. Sarah is not reporting her words to Tom...
29 May, 2017 - 06:05
Hello mohamedfathy, OK, thanks. I'm afraid that in the end, this comes down to being a question of usage. In other words, 'that' is usually used with the verb 'inform' (though I think you might be...
29 May, 2017 - 06:05
Hello alvin_ryan, English has two kinds of participles: present and past. Participles are non-finite verb forms, which means that they are not marked for time, in spite of their names. In other...