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Valentina Dordevic

Valentina Dordevic

Hello! My name is Valentina. Book digesting is my specialty. I transform book ideas into easy-to-follow summaries, articles, study guides, reviews, essays, analyses, slides, or e-books.

What Does It Mean to Follow Up and When to Use a Hyphen?

What Does It Mean to Follow Up and When to Use a Hyphen?

Follow up is a phrasal verb that we can use in several contexts. Follow-up can be an adjective that refers to the act of following up.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
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The Use of Present Perfect Tense in the English Language

The Use of Present Perfect Tense in the English Language

The present perfect has a distinct form and function. It informs the listener (or reader) about past actions and the present moment simultaneously.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
The Meaning of the Phrase “Moot Point”

The Meaning of the Phrase “Moot Point”

In American English, a moot point is a completely unrelated issue to the main subject of discussion. In British English, on the other hand, a moot point is simply a debatable issue.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
How to Use the Phrase “at Wits’ End”

How to Use the Phrase “at Wits’ End”

When someone says they’re “at their wit’s end,” it suggests they have negative feelings or thoughts. It does, however, imply that they are upset and resentful.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
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The Meaning and Uses of “Never Mind” vs. “Nevermind”

The Meaning and Uses of “Never Mind” vs. “Nevermind”

“Nevermind” is not merely a misspelling. It is still a word, which can be found in some dictionaries, but it means something completely different.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
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Empathy and Sympathy—What These Words Mean and How to Use Them

Empathy and Sympathy—What These Words Mean and How to Use Them

Despite their shared origin, the words “empathy” and “sympathy” have different meanings.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Mea Culpa—What It Means, How to Use It, and When to Avoid It

Mea Culpa—What It Means, How to Use It, and When to Avoid It

English has many words and phrases that originated from Latin. “Mea culpa” is also one of them.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
The Meaning, Origin, and Use of “Getting Down to Brass Tacks”

The Meaning, Origin, and Use of “Getting Down to Brass Tacks”

We use “getting back to brass tacks” to invite someone (or ourselves) to get down to business and start solving core issues.

Valentina Dordevic
Valentina Dordevic
English
Milena Lazova

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Valentina Dordevic

Hello! My name is Valentina. Book digesting is my specialty. I transform book ideas into easy-to-follow summaries, articles, study guides, reviews, essays, analyses, slides, or e-books.

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