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Friday Afternoon Music Sessions!

Start Date: Friday, 1 December Hi everyone, We want to introduce a new idea on a trial basis and see what you guys think. We welcome your feedback, so please do letRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Dec 8, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 11

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox Question: And — As well as — As well   “And” joins two or more ideas in a parallel structure. The two (or more) elements being connected byRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Dec 1, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 10

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox Question: Disinterested or Uninterested?   If you are uninterested, you are bored, unconcerned, or indifferent. If you are disinterested, you are impartial and unbiased. For example: Sheila was uninterested in learning math; sheRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Nov 24, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 9

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox Question: Historic or Historical?   While both are adjectives, “historic” means having significance in history or having an influence on history. “Historical” means anything occurring in or relatingRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Nov 17, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 8

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox Question: Economic or Economical?     “Economic” and “economical”, though both adjectives, are NOT synonyms (= having the same meaning).   Economic (adjective): Related to the economy, finances, money matters orRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Nov 3, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 7

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox Question Comes from a Year 2 BMSIM Student: What is the difference between ‘at’ and ‘in’?   AT –AT describes position at a specific point. It’s very cold at theRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Oct 25, 2017
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On-Duty Staff at the English Language Centre

Dear Students, On 26th, 27th and 30th October, Mr Benjamin Chadwick will not be available for consultations at the English Language Centre. However, staff from the English Department will be on dutyRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Oct 24, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 6

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox question is: Lay or lie?   Lay, as a transitive verb (vt), means to put or place. It takes a direct object. Lie, as an intransitive verb (vi), means toRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Oct 20, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 5

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox question is: Fewer or Less?   Use fewer when referring to COUNTABLE nouns in the plural. e.g. Fewer students are choosing language-related subjects nowadays.   Use less when referring to UNCOUNTABLE nouns or nouns thatRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Oct 13, 2017
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Grammar Mailbox- Issue 4

This Week’s Grammar Mailbox question is: What is wrong with this sentence? “Everyone came to our Christmas party and brought their favourite cake.”   The problem is related to singular indefinite pronouns TheRead More...
By : Benjamin Chadwick | Oct 6, 2017
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