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Proud of Singlish But 4 Mistakes You Should Avoid in Formal Assessments

As Singaporeans, our vernacular is Singlish. Uniquely local, Singlish is a colloquial language that is part of our national identity. However, there is always a time, place and occasion to use it. As a vernacular, Singlish is more suitably used in informal situations and speech, not for formal situations and in writing.

It is easy for languages to affect one another. As such, it might not be surprising that Singlish will colour our Standard English. Today, I will be highlighting 4 common errors that students commit unknowingly in their Standard English. Let’s take a look!

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4 Lively Literary Devices to Use in Your Compositions

Today, I am as tired as a pair of worn out shoes. 

Famished, all Andy wanted to do was to stuff his face like a fat pig. 

What do you think these sentences have in common? If you correctly identified the similes, then you’re absolutely right! 

In our writing, we often have to use literary devices like similes to make our compositions more interesting. Many schools already teach them—some examples like “as happy as a lark” and face “as red as a tomato” come to mind. However, today, we’ll teach you how to come up with your own literary devices so that your compositions will stand out!

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