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How to use the word “consent”

In general, the word “consent” can be used in two different ways: (i) as an uncountable noun – this refers to the concept/idea of consent The management board must obtain prior written consent from the Shareholders’ Meeting in order to perform certain … Continue reading

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Don’t confuse “work” and “works”

The word “work” can be a verb or noun or even an adjective. This entry looks at “work” and “works” as nouns. “Work” has several different meanings, but one of the most common is “exertion or effort directed to produce … Continue reading

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The difference between “damage” and “damages”

Remember that damages is not the plural of damage, but actually has a different meaning. Damage means “loss or injury to a person or property”. It is an uncountable singular noun and has no plural form. E.g.: The cost of the … Continue reading

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How to use the word “information”

WRONG The informations that you sent us in your last email are out of date. RIGHT The information that you sent us in your last email is out of date. In English the word “information” is an uncountable noun. You … Continue reading

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“Few” and “a few”; “little” and “a little”

There’s a big difference between “few” and “a few”. In fact they have opposite meanings. If you say, for example, “I have few friends”, it means you do not have many friends. However, if you say, “I have a few … Continue reading

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