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“Good At” or “Good In:” Which is Correct?

When meeting new people, it is common to inquire about each other’s hobbies. In such situations, you may hear someone ask another, “What are you good at?” But someone else may ask another person, “Are you any good in defense?” mid-conversation. Is it better to say “good at” or “good in”? We use “good at” …

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Is it Correct to Say “Thanks All”? 

Expressing thanks is commonplace in everyday conversation and socialization. Sometimes, you simply need to say a quick thanks; but other times, you need a more profound expression of appreciation. The English language offers many different phrases to communicate gratitude. So, is the phrase “thanks all” a correct expression of appreciation?  Yes, it is correct to …

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Is It Correct to Say “As Per Our Conversation”?

Those in business are more likely to read “as per our conversation” than those in less formal situations. Though it obviously cannot stand alone, it still seems ungrammatical within a complete sentence. Is this phrase correct? Yes, it is correct to use “as per our conversation” in formal situations, especially within business emails or legal …

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Is It Correct to Say “Thanks for the Add”?

If you’ve added friends on Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, or other social media platforms in the last decade, you’ve likely been thanked by a common phrase: “Thanks for the add.” Your new friend is using this phrase to thank you for adding them to your network, but is it grammatically correct? “Thanks for the add” is …

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Economic Activities of the New England Colonies

How did the New England colonies make money? For instance, how did colonists support themselves before there were factories, trade systems, and mills? The New England colonies (1620-1776) primarily engaged in fishing, whaling, rum making, and shipbuilding. The long, cold northern winters made farming less economical for New England than in the warmer Southern colonies. …

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