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  1. Words which are the same spelt backwards or forwards

    Started by Anonymous, 20-Nov-2003 21:07
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  2. Words that sound alike, but are spelled differently?

    Started by Anonymous, 04-Dec-2003 16:53
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    • Replies: 39
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    06-Jul-2009, 22:12 Go to last post
  3. word order: frequency words

    Started by mas94010, 08-Oct-2003 22:45
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    • Replies: 15
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    13-May-2008, 18:41 Go to last post
  4. with or without been

    Started by yuftos, 27-Dec-2006 12:48
    • Replies: 9
    • Views: 6,527
    14-Jan-2007, 22:34 Go to last post
  5. when to eliminate "the"

    Started by Unregistered, 09-Feb-2008 14:03
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 5,905
    27-Mar-2008, 16:06 Go to last post
  6. What is the difference?

    Started by HangmaN, 08-Nov-2006 17:56
    2 Pages
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    • Replies: 10
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    17-May-2007, 13:05 Go to last post
  7. Smile what is the difference between " used to" and "would"?

    Started by danytouch, 08-Dec-2006 10:36
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    • Replies: 14
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    26-Oct-2009, 16:23 Go to last post
  8. what are the functions of the gerund?

    Started by Anonymous, 22-Jun-2004 18:13
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    • Replies: 11
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    01-Oct-2005, 09:01 Go to last post
  9. Using "due to", "because of", "owing to"

    Started by okap, 24-May-2008 11:27
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    • Replies: 11
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    25-May-2008, 12:56 Go to last post
  10. Use of Learned vs Learnt

    Started by Anonymous, 30-Jun-2004 10:45
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    • Replies: 11
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    03-Dec-2008, 05:50 Go to last post
  11. [Grammar] use of despite

    Started by PamelaTomas, 15-Apr-2009 16:28
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 10,595
    24-Apr-2009, 03:33 Go to last post
  12. [Grammar] usage of verb like difference between get and have

    Started by Unregistered, 19-Jun-2009 08:59
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 14,430
    04-Jul-2009, 15:32 Go to last post
  13. [Grammar] Two questions relating to the position of adverbs

    Started by Maluues, 18-Jul-2008 14:34
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 10,848
    11-Aug-2008, 14:27 Go to last post
  14. Translation of a word

    Started by Unregistered, 12-Jun-2009 11:29
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 4,966
    12-Jun-2009, 12:32 Go to last post
  15. too much gas

    Started by Anonymous, 07-Jun-2003 11:34
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    • Replies: 59
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    24-Apr-2007, 14:37 Go to last post
  16. To after some verbs

    Started by Anne59, 01-Aug-2008 16:59
    • Replies: 3
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    02-Aug-2008, 08:29 Go to last post
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 5,651
    27-Nov-2006, 17:43 Go to last post
  17. The issue of the articles - "the "

    Started by Anonymous, 17-Sep-2003 06:48
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    • Replies: 21
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    05-Aug-2005, 13:28 Go to last post
  18. The Flesch Reading-Kincaid scale

    Started by Anonymous, 06-Jan-2003 18:07
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 14,233
    09-Jan-2003, 01:40 Go to last post
  19. Unhappy That

    Started by anupumh, 24-Aug-2009 16:04
    • Replies: 3
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    24-Aug-2009, 20:51 Go to last post
  20. tenses, indirect speech and Q&A

    Started by riceball72, 27-Mar-2008 02:40
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    • Replies: 17
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    05-Nov-2009, 15:59 Go to last post
  21. [Grammar] Tenses

    Started by ramaa24, 20-Dec-2008 16:01
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  22. [Grammar] Sub-verb

    Started by 2010, 13-Jun-2010 13:14
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  23. simple present and present continuous

    Started by Anonymous, 02-Mar-2003 14:55
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 21,523
    31-Jul-2005, 14:32 Go to last post
  24. Say and Tell

    Started by muktha, 07-Jun-2008 04:35
    • Replies: 8
    • Views: 37,694
    12-Jan-2010, 13:49 Go to last post
  25. Smile relative clause

    Started by Unregistered, 08-Dec-2006 17:57
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 10,077
    09-Dec-2006, 04:40 Go to last post
  26. Regards or Best regards

    Started by whl626, 21-Sep-2003 15:20
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    13-Nov-2003, 00:03 Go to last post
  27. Reading levels

    Started by Merrilin, 26-Sep-2005 21:15
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 12,879
    27-Sep-2005, 12:55 Go to last post
  28. Wink [Grammar] Pronouns

    Started by Unregistered, 16-Oct-2008 12:32
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 5,311
    16-Oct-2008, 12:49 Go to last post
  29. preposition of place

    Started by Anonymous, 22-Mar-2004 15:58
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 42,154
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