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Do You Vocal Fry, Uptalk or Run On?

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No, this isn’t some code for the latest cookery or fitness fad… These terms describe patterns of speech that – apparently – many young women follow. But what does it mean? You may not know what ‘vocal fry‘ means, but chances are you’re familiar with the sound. Think Paris Hilton’s Valley girl growl; that low-pitched…

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Advantages of Good Grammar

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Has learning grammar recently become too tough? The subject has been at the centre of an ongoing debate surrounding the spelling, punctuation and grammar (‘Spag’) tests for 10 to 11-year-olds. Teachers and parents have suggested that learning technical grammar terminology might even be unnecessary, and that it can have a negative impact on creative storytelling skills. However,…

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