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Susan Parker

Is It Rude to Say “Have a Good One”?

As you learn more about the English language, you will often hear expressions that might be confusing. For example, “Have a good one” is a popular expression in North America and increasingly around the English-speaking world. Still, you may well wonder whether it is polite to use and, if so, what exactly it means. It’s …

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Can We Use Yesterday With the Present Perfect Tense?

English tenses can be very confusing, but they’re very important because getting them wrong can result in misunderstanding. Verb tenses tell you when something happens, which is simple when we’re just referring to past, present, and future. However, when we’re linking the past with the present by using present perfect, then we may wonder if …

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Had Already or Have Already: Which is Correct?

English tenses can become fairly complicated once you get past the basics of the language. For example, to understand whether to use “has already” or “had already,” it’s essential to grasp the nuances of meaning each term implies and the type of past tense you’re trying to convey. Both “had already” and “have already” are …

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Employee’s or Employees’: Plural and Possessive Form

Confusion sometimes arises between plural and possessive forms because they can seem similar. However, if you are clear on the rules that govern these two grammatical terms, then it becomes easier to know which is which and where to place your apostrophe. This is certainly the case with “employee’s” vs. “employees’.” “Employee’s” is the singular …

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