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on the bed and in bed

On the bed and In bed Students often ask about the difference between “in bed” and “on the bed”. Fortunately, it’s not too tough. 1. in bed = under the covers • My wife is lying in bed.  • I like to read in bed before I go to sleep.  Notice we don’t say “the”. X I like reading in the bed. …

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How to use either.

How to use either. “Either” is pretty easy to use, but there are some special examples to look out for.  Let’s start with the basics.  1. either + or = one of two choices (NOT both) (conjunction) • Your order comes with either soup or salad. • The movie starts at either six or seven. …

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How to write AM and PM

How to write AM PM This drives me crazy. I look this up all the time, and always need to check again. Why? Because there are so many options.  Option One: am – pm  • When it’s 10 pm in New York, it’s 8 am in Mumbai.  • Tomorrow, I’m working from 9 am to 6 pm.  • The meeting will be from 8 to 10 am.  …

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What’s the difference between north of and in the north?

North, South, East, and West I sometimes hear students mix up directions like “north of” or “in northern”. It’s an easy thing to confuse. Below are some examples to help you remember the most common patterns. in + northern, southern, eastern, western = inside an area   Ex: New York is in the northern US.  Ex: Atlanta is in the southern US.  Ex: They’re both in the eastern US.   Ex: LA …

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