Academic English not only for Indonesians
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Instances and examples

There are many alternatives to fossil fuels. For instance wind and solar.

This may appear to be two sentences, but the second ‘sentence’ does not contain a verb and is technically not a sentence. It’s the kind of thing you’ll occasionally hear in spoken English, but not in formal writing. (more…)

Lost in translation


The sentences below demonstrate some common misuses of English.

A flag (Indonesian flag) at the end of an example indicates that meaning has become distorted or even lost in translation from Bahasa Indonesia to English.

Clicking on opens posts that describe these problems in detail. Many such posts include activities to practice correct language use.