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Grammar Clinic: The REAL difference between EMPATHY and SYMPATHY

Empathy is the ability to mutually experience the thoughts, emotions, and direct experience of others. It goes beyond sympathy, which is a feeling of care and understanding for the suffering of others. Both words have similar usage but differ in their emotional meaning. Comparison chart Empathy Sympathy Definition Understanding what others are feeling because you

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Grammar Clinic: Keeping Up With Your English During The Holiday

Skill Focus: How to keep up with your English during the Holidays During the holidays, so many students play around and totally forget how to speak good English, they resume back to school and end up struggling with English language. The English language is permanently evolving and developing constantly as new words are created or adopted from other

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Grammar Clinic: The REAL difference between COMPLEMENT and COMPLIMENT

These two words are pronounced the same, but they are spelled differently and have different meanings. COMPLIMENT (noun, verb) Compliment can be both a noun and a verb. A compliment is a positive comment about someone or something, for example: “You have beautiful eyes!” And the verb compliment (or the expression “pay someone a compliment”)

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Grammar Clinic: Common English Grammar Mistakes Nearly Everyone Makes

Below are 18 common grammar mistakes I see routinely, not only in editorial queries and submissions, but in print: in blogs, magazines, newspapers, trade journals, and even best selling novels. If it makes you feel any better, I’ve made each of these mistakes a hundred times, and I know some of the best authors in

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Grammar Clinic: The REAL differences between FEW/A FEW & LITTLE/A LITTLE

The terms FEW and LITTLE can really be confusing. Few is used with countable nouns (nouns that can be counted), such as coin(s) and animal(s). Little is used with uncountable nouns (nouns that cannot be counted), such as milk, time, and money. FEW vs. A FEW  “Few” means “virtually none” or “almost zero” There are

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