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Monday, January 07, 2019


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Thank you sir.But can you make one lesson from official Cambridge book regarding vocabulary,grammar, sentence structure and coherence and cohesion so that we can go for deeper understanding of the passage in systematic and correct way.

Grammarly preferred to use " ize " over " ise". Because, nowadays North American English is followed m by the most people around the world rather than the outside of North America ( America and Canada ). Is there any problem if we write or mix the both types of words ( ize, ise) in same paragraph??. For example, we write real(ize) in one sentence and capital(ise) in another one.


The -ize versions of these words are commoner on Google books:

I think in the official answers to Cambridge listening practice tests, either version is given as acceptable.

Similar issues arise around "First(ly), ... Second(ly)" vs "First, ... Second..."
Apparently the Chicago Manual of Style deprecates the use of 'firstly, secondly, ..'. However there are differing views on this. See: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/firstly


Personally, having worked for both American and British corporates, I use a mixture of both dialects, heavily influenced by whatever spell-checker is to hand. There are very extensive vocabulary differences, which may prove more important:
"Pants": in British English this tended to mean underpants.
Inventory == stock
Accounts Payable = Creditors
Maintenance and Repairs = Repairs and Maintenance
Miscellaneous = Sundry
Vice-President = Director
There are cultural issues too. If working for an American corporate, do not slag off the boss to a colleague. Avoid using the word 'problem'. And so on.

Thanks, zoltan

very interesting

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