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When to use past perfect tense

English tip: When to use past perfect tense: 1. Something occurred before another action in the past/Something happened before a specific time in the past. For example: I had never known what love is until I met my beautiful wife. 2. Something started in the past and continued up until another action in the past.[…]

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Present perfect

English tip: When do we use the present perfect tense? 1) When the accompanying adverb refers to a period gone by, we would use the simple past. For example: I partied all night last Saturday. 2) With the time period starts from the past and continues to the present, we would use the present perfect.[…]

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Irregardless is not a word

English tip: Regardless of what you have heard, "irregardless" is not a word. Please note dictionaries list it as INACCURATE or NONSTANDARD. Regardless means without regard/despite the prevailing circumstance. The prefix "ir" is negative. So if you add "ir" to a word like "without regard", it means "without without regard". That doesn’t make sense, right?[…]

Last minute PSLE Science tips to ace your exam

What will be assessed Knowledge and content Revise the following concepts (I’ve intentionally reorganised the topics differently from the MOE syllabus to give a different big picture perspective of the content): Adaptations and classification Characteristics of living things and classification Broad groups of living things (plants, animals,fungi, bacteria) Adaptations to: obtaining food, cope with physical[…]

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Last minute tips for PSLE Maths

Revision tips Revise the following concepts – they are critical: Fractions, ratios and percentages Geometry – area and circumference of circle, breaking down a composite figure into circle, square, triangle, volume of cube and cuboid. Find unknown angles in squares, rectangles, parallelograms, rhombus, trapezium and triangles. Speed Algebra – representing an unknown with a letter,[…]

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Composition tips

English composition tips: To ace at PSLE, one must be tactical in his approach. Today, we will teach you how to be exam-smart and how to behave on the actual day of the examinations. Time Allocation You are given 70 minutes to finish two essays: 1) Situational composition (15 marks) 2) Continuous composition (40 marks) I would advise you[…]