There are things we were supposed to learn at school, but didn't. Now, there are moments in probably everyone's life when you think "if only I had learned that earlier, when I had way more time." But usually, when you're super young, there are so many new things to learn, explore, and experience that sometimes some basic things like English grammar go kind of unnoticed. Luckily, we live in the information age where all the necessary resources are at your fingertips—you just need to know how to look for them.

Recently, one Twitter user has systematized and categorized useful tips and helpful resources for basic English grammar, essay writing, and doing research. The information is conveyed in a simple manner and is digestible, so naturally, many found it super handy. With almost 100k likes and over 40k retweets, the viral Twitter thread seems to be worth sharing. Scroll down below to find the tips, tricks, and links and vote for the ones you found most helpful!

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#1

Collective nouns

Collective nouns

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Dilly Millandry
Community Member
1 month ago

A nope of spiders...

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#2

Phrases to make essay longer

Phrases to make essay longer

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Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

Title here should be "How to make your essay such a tedious bore that no one can be bothered with it". I've tossed many potentially informative articles because of this counter-productive practice. Oh, er, should I add a few hundred unecessary words here to 'fill my quota'? LOL

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#3

Basic grammar rules

Basic grammar rules

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Daria B
Community Member
1 month ago (edited)

Unless you're speaking in conditional form for situations unlikely to happen. ("If I was" vs. "If I were" -> not interchangeable, each carrying a respective meaning of their own)

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#4

Collective and partitive nouns

Collective and partitive nouns

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eimipet
Community Member
1 month ago

A battery of tests.... more like a bazillion.

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#5

Essay Plan

Essay Plan

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Reginald Joseph
Community Member
1 month ago

This looks like a 4-paragraph essay. The standard is five, with 3 body paragraphs.

#6

Parts of speech

Parts of speech

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Cathy Baker
Community Member
1 month ago

Why is an idea a noun? An idea is a thing, perhaps intangible, but it's still a thing.

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#7

Giving more information in an essay

Giving more information in an essay

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V Martinez
Community Member
1 month ago

Bullet point 1- Should there be a comma after the word spicy? Bullet point 3- Does it need the word 'the' before the word 'benefits'?

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#8

Auxiliary verbs

Auxiliary verbs

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Perpetual Peripheral Persons
Community Member
1 month ago

These are all variations of just two verbs- to do and to be. ESL must be hard

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#9

Helpful link for doing a research

Helpful link for doing a research

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#10

Adjectives + prepositions

Adjectives + prepositions

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#11

Basic grammar rules

Basic grammar rules

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#12

Verbs followed by gerunds

Verbs followed by gerunds

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GFSTaylor
Community Member
1 month ago

Becoming a nun to avoid meeting someone is pretty drastic.

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Helpful link for doing a research

Helpful link for doing a research

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#14

Concluding an essay

Concluding an essay

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earringnut
Community Member
1 month ago

What if the parents don't know how to and/or don't have time to cook at home.

#15

Adjectives + prepositions

Adjectives + prepositions

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El Dee
Community Member
1 month ago

I hear SO many people saying 'bored OF' instead of bored WITH, pet hate!!

#16

Essay writing

Essay writing

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#17

Helpful link for doing a research

Helpful link for doing a research

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#18

Helpful link for doing a research

Helpful link for doing a research

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#19

'Ever' with question words

'Ever' with question words

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Whomever should be there instead of Whoever

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#20

Useful links and markers for writing an essay

Useful links and markers for writing an essay

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Reginald Joseph
Community Member
1 month ago

Never use "nowadays" in an English essay--avoid it at all costs.

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#21

Phrases to make essay longer

Phrases to make essay longer

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Stephanie Did It
Community Member
1 month ago

Sometimes this just makes a sentence more cumbersome without adding value to the statement.

#22

Helpful link for doing a research

Helpful link for doing a research

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#23

Introducing a contrasting point in an essay

Introducing a contrasting point in an essay

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Phrases to make essay longer

Phrases to make essay longer

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Phrases to make essay longer

Phrases to make essay longer

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Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

Crap to bore the reader to death

#26

Phrases to make essay longer

Phrases to make essay longer

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Jane Alexander
Community Member
1 month ago

More crap to bore the reader to death

#27

Helpful app for doing a research

Helpful app for doing a research

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earringnut
Community Member
1 month ago

Its called "researching," not "doing a researc."

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Phrases to make essay longer

Phrases to make essay longer

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