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Blog posts written for intermediate level English learners.

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What’s the Difference? Must Not vs. Don’t Have To

There is a big difference between telling someone “You mustn’t drink alcohol” and telling him “You don’t have to drink alcohol.” Meaning: Must not means that the action is illegal or dangerous.  If I overhear the first speaker, I think this is a doctor telling someone that his health will be ruined if alcohol crosses […]

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so vs. so that

What is the difference between “so” and “so that”?

What is the difference between “so” and “so that”? Both of these words are adverbs.  They are used with a subject and a verb to make a clause.  “So that” tells us for what purpose something is done.  What was the intention or plan?  In contrast, “so” tells us the effect.  It tells us what […]

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What is the Difference between Useful and Convenient?

When students in the U.S. apply to college, they often have an interviewer.  The interviewer may ask them many “normal” questions, such as “Why do you want to study at our university?” or “What are your future goals?”  The interviewer may also ask a much stranger question, such as “How many ways can you think […]

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