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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

27 May, 2017 - 09:05
Hello crownriches, We use the present perfect only when there is an unfinished time period. In this example the time period is finished as it says 'up to my predecessor'. Therefore 'have maintained...
27 May, 2017 - 09:05
Hello Chfistina007, The question form for 'have got' is different. I'll compare it with 'have' for you below.   HAVE I have a dog. Do you have a dog? I don't have a dog.   HAVE GOT I have...
27 May, 2017 - 09:05
Hello Andy Nguyen 979, The phrase 'into the street' here has an idiomatic meaning. The speaker is telling us that they are going to ask some members of the public for their comments. Often this is...