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So that and in order that

These structures are used to talk about purpose. So that is more common in an informal style. The modal auxiliary verbs can, will and may are common in clauses introduced by so that. In...

What is a phrase?

A phrase is a group of words that makes some sense but not complete sense. Examples are given below: a great poet, the last bus, the most memorable journey, under the table etc. A...

Simple present tense

The simple present tense is used to talk about habitual actions and general truths. Study the examples given below. Plants absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen. (General truth / fact) The sun rises in...

Object pronouns after as and than

Read the sentences are given below. She is taller than me. She is taller than I. I earn as much as him. I earn as much as he. If you still learn English using...

Is ‘get’ acceptable in formal writing?

Ask any ESL student and they will readily admit that English grammar is confusing enough. What makes this even more confounding is the fact that it is changing continuously. Some of the strict grammar...

Tenses in subordinate clauses

Sometimes there is a difference between the time expressed in the main clause and the time expressed in the subordinate clause. This can cause a great deal of confusion for ESL students. Many of...

Even as, even though, even if and even so

The expressions even as, even so, even if and even though have very different meanings. Even as Even as means at the same time as. This expression is used to suggest that something is...