Academic English not only for Indonesians
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Past and present importance

Indonesia and Australia have concluded their Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA) in August 2018.

Sometimes past events, although finished, are somehow important in the present, and we can communicate this importance using present perfect tense, often in conjunction with related time expressions.


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During a period of time

At the same time parents spend lots of money on their children because they consider traveling costs and additional expenses during their children take their gap year.

Indonesian flag Indonesians tend to translate selama as during, but then they run into this grammatical error. (more…)

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Tense moments on Everest

Read about events at Mount Everest. Choose the correct verb forms by paying close attention to the surrounding grammar and signalling words. (more…)