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The correct use of a word

By English Tutor: There are words that confuse many people as to how or when to use them. They seem harmless when used in a sentence, but the incorrect use of a word can change the whole sentence to either be meaningless of to mean something completely different altogether. Who did they invite? Who is an interrogative pronoun. It asks […]

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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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The Mamelodi Initiative

By Seth Mwonga Mulli: My experience at the Mamelodi Initiative is an unforgettable one. I attended the last week of the program, wishing that I had attended the full 3weeks but hey God's timing is perfect. I arrived at the Tuks Mamelodi campus, filled with excitement yet sheepishly nervous not knowing what to expect. Not everyone is inclined to teaching, […]

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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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Love in Action

By Moleboheng Mahasa: The breeze is making an otherwise bearable cold winter's day, colder. The kids begin to arrive from school not dressed warmly enough. Most of their shoes are broken; their uniforms are worn out hand-me-downs.  My heart lurches. The emotion rising up is a mixture of compassion and sympathy. Children should not suffer like this. Undeterred by the […]

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