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Magoosh Comics: Future Perfect and Future Perfect Continuous

The future tense is the trickiest of tenses in English. And for many students, the hardest forms of future tense are the very similar future perfect and future perfect continuous tenses. Fortunately there’s a simple way to remember the difference between these two tenses. The future perfect describes an action that will end in the […]

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Magoosh Comics: Meetings, Conferences, and Councils

In a recent post, we discussed the small but important differences between the words meeting, conference, and council. Sometimes the smaller differences in vocabulary words are the hardest to remember. So today, Magoosh is happy to present you with a comic strip that can help you really memorize and master these three business English vocabulary […]

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Magoosh Comics: Playing With Subjects, Verbs, and Direct Objects

The subject>verb>direct object structure is the bedrock of communication in English. This most basic sentence type is the hidden structure that shapes all other English sentence types. The structure seems simple on the surface, but it’s still helpful to practice it. Many other languages don’t have a subject>verb>direct object structure in the same way as […]

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Magoosh Comics: A Time for Diplomacy

Recently, I talked about the use of diplomatic language in the English speaking workplace. Even if diplomacy comes easy to you, applying that skill to your second language takes care and training. It can also be difficult to quickly switch from English diplomacy to less diplomatic English in work situations. But there are times when […]

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Magoosh Comics: Using “Unless” and “If” Together

In my last post on this subject, I talked about the difference in meaning between unless and if. As I mentioned before, “unless” usually is a substitute for “except if” or “if not.” When “unless” is used as a substitute in an “if” sentence, the two sentences have the same meaning. “I will not call […]

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