1. The app is free to download, and you can test how it works on eight free topics. 2. In a paid version you will have over 180 grammar topics explained.
If all you need is quick access to English grammar any time, without the need to explore multiple web pages and forums, you should check out this expert app offered by Oxford University Press.
This app is not a dictionary, not a thesaurus, and not an all-in-one language learning solution. It’s designed to help you quickly find and learn English grammar rules. Although explanations are brief and simple, the app is suitable for intermediate and advanced English language learners.
Oxford Quick Reference Grammar is free to download, and you can test how it works on eight free topics, including present perfect tenses and prepositional verbs.
In a paid version you will have over 180 grammar topics explained. They are cross-referenced and come with over 2,000 examples. Over 150 grammar and pronunciation tips will help you sound more natural.
Benefits: A handy and quick tool to check out essential English grammar rules. Compatibility: iPad, iPhone. Price: Free (eight topics to test); $10.99 to buy the full version with over 170 more sections.
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by 99U & Jocelyn K. Glei
The world we work in today is not the world of Michelangelo, of Marie Curie, of Ernest Hemingway, or even of Paul Rand. It is a new world, empowered and entranced by the rapid-fire introduction of new technologies—a world where our metaphysical front door is always open, where anyone can whisper in our ear, where a “room of one’s own” no longer means you’re all alone.
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Taking stock of this challenging new landscape, 99U’s Manage Your Day-to-Day assembles insights around four key skill sets you must master to succeed: building a rock-solid daily routine, taming your tools (before they tame you), finding focus in a distracted world, and sharpening your creative mind.
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