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Better off using ‘better off’

Many students spend hours reading grammar books in order to improve their English. However, they are probably better off reading novels instead.

Most people are familiar with better off as the comparative form of well off (= wealthy). However, better off has other uses in IELTS speaking and writing (Task 2). (more…)

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The benefits of ‘benefit’

Zoos have evolved to prioritise research that benefits for animals.

This error might happen because students have seen (1) the adjective phrase¬†beneficial for, or (2) the noun benefits followed by the preposition for: (more…)