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All you need to know about the Passive

Geoff Pullum on Passives (if you are feeling particularly geeky, there are four more excellent videos on the Passive by this renowned scholar) Advertisements

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BETWEEN YOU AND I THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE IS GOING TO THE DOGS

Lively debate on prescriptivism

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Useful vocabulary for job interviews

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How to ask for clarification and deal with difficult questions

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Famous last words…

Have you ever wondered how to sign off an email to your lecturer, the colleague you don’t know very well, or your supervisor at work? Joseph Richardson explains why email signoffs can be tricky: http://www.theguardian.com/media/mind-your-language/2015/nov/06/all-the-best-yours-sincerely-the-last-word-on-email-signoffs

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Grammar Comics by The Oatmeal

“I created a handy guide for common spelling errors. A panda bear makes an appearance.”

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More Pinkerese on good writing

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2015/oct/06/steven-pinker-alleged-rules-of-writing-superstitions

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