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How To Understand When It Is OK to Use Passive Voice In Writing

How To Understand When It Is OK to Use Passive Voice In Writing

One of the most common writing advice you can find on the web is “never use passive voice.” There are so many professionals and even software tools that identify the passive voice as a mistake that it is hard to resist this crowd wisdom. However, in reality, the passive voice is not a mistake at […]

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How To Write A Good Cover Letter: Seven Practical Tips

How To Write A Good Cover Letter: Seven Practical Tips

A cover letter or an application letter is an integral part of a job search process. Usually, employers require applicants to send their cover letters along with the resume or CV. The primary purpose of such texts is to filter the most relevant potential hires. If your cover letter is good, the hiring manager is […]

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7 Common Mistakes With Prepositions Made By English Learners And How To Fix Them

7 Common Mistakes With Prepositions Made By English Learners And How To Fix Them

Prepositions are the words used to link things like people, objects, time and locations within a sentence. These are little words like at, for, in, on, and to, which, despite their size, can be very tricky to use. Today we will describe seven common mistakes with preposition many English learners make and give practical advice […]

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Who vs. Whom: How to Determine Which Word to Use

Who vs. Whom: How to Determine Which Word to Use

There are quite a lot of tough grammar topics in the English language, but the “Who vs. Whom” dilemma is one of the trickiest. We at Textly.AI thought it is an excellent time to break it down finally, and give you the bulletproof method of being always correct at this who/whom thing. Subject and object […]

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How to Write A Perfect English Text If You Are Not A Native: 3 Practical Tips

How to Write A Perfect English Text If You Are Not A Native: 3 Practical Tips

Writing is a challenge no matter what language it is attempted in, but when that language is not your mother tongue, the task can seem frightening. That fear only increases when you find yourself in the position of studying in a language that is not your own; producing formal, academic-style essays in an unfamiliar language […]

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Learning English: How To Use The Present Perfect Tense Correctly

Learning English: How To Use The Present Perfect Tense Correctly

Of all the English language tenses, it is the present perfect which causes the most problems among learners. Although a present perfect tense does in fact exist in many other tongues, usage is typically not the same. As a result, the English language version of the present perfect tense can become a sense of frustration […]

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“How are you?” “How are you doing?” Two Common Greetings With Subtle Differences

“How are you?” “How are you doing?” Two Common Greetings With Subtle Differences

When and how you should use common English greetings from the grammar standpoint. Simple guide for our readers. “Hello” English speakers greet each other ubiquitously with the expression “how are you?” In certain, informal situations this may be replaced with the less conservative “how are you doing?” In both cases, 99 times out of 100, […]

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Using The Singular ‘They’: Why It Is Important

Using The Singular ‘They’: Why It Is Important

English is not a language that traditionally deals well with gender, in that the language’s pronouns can be a little clumsy. Take this quote by Thomas Huxley as an example: Suppose the life and fortune of every one of us would depend on his winning or losing a game of chess. Unfortunately, the traditional means […]

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Different Types Of Metaphors And How To Use Them

Different Types Of Metaphors And How To Use Them

A metaphor is an idea that seeks to explain something by using words that are not literally connected to the topic being discussed. Metaphors are a wonderful part of language, both enabling better understanding of meaning and providing a poetical edge to the language that may otherwise not exist. Let’s start with a few examples: […]

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How to Start an Essay in Style

How to Start an Essay in Style

Let’s share a secret that all great writers are already aware of: you’ve got to get your reader hooked from the off. In fact, every line must leave the reader wanting more, but it is the first sentence that must make the biggest impact. This may always have been true, but we live in the […]

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