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The Correct time to use “at” and “in”

By English Tutor: The correct time to use 'at' and 'in'. It seems almost unimaginable that people have a problem identifying when to use the afore mentioned. My house mate asked me this question: Which is grammaticallycorrect? Saying: I am in Pretoria or I am at Pretoria. Before we can answer that question, we need to explain why the one […]

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Using “Was” and “Were”

Past Tense Was, is used in reference to the past as is in the case of: Yesterday, I was at the Market Theatre in Johannesburg Or A few days ago, I was at the Concert of Hope, where the Watoto Children's choir performed.   Singular Vs Plural Forms: When referring to singular forms or subjects, “Was” is used. For example: […]

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Using “Me” and “I”

There are many ways to use “me” and “I” without repeating yourself or sounding like a terribly uneducated/unschooled person. For example, it is WRONG to say, “Me, I want to eat bananas.” Rather, the CORRECT way to say it would be, “I prefer to eat bananas” or “I would like to eat bananas.” or “I am craving bananas” or “I […]

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“More” and “Most”

Often, people mean something but use the wrong word for it. For example, most people will say, “Most importantly…” And yet, what they mean to say is, “More importantly…” “Most” should be used once all options have been exhausted or when one is certain it is the final option, whereas “More” suggests there could be other options, in which case […]

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