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Idiomatic Expressions

Some expressions are idiomatic to English – that is, they are peculiar to English – and their meaning can’t be determined from the elements in the phrase. Some idiomatic expressions are metaphorical. Some cannot be translated word for word into another language. They are used frequently in both speech and writing. Familiar idioms include ‘get…
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Paragraphs

Good paragraphs are united, coherent, and adequately developed. They should not be too long (containing too many points) or too short (because of a lack of development). Here are some guidelines on writing good paragraphs: Good paragraphs are: Unified – The sentences relate to a single main idea. Coherent – The ideas progress smoothly from…
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