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Punctuating “So”

The distinction between “so” to mean “therefore” and “so” to mean “in order that” often goes unmentioned in ESL books, yet the two words require different punctuation. “So” the conjunction that expresses an expected result is a coordinating conjunction (one of the words comprising the mnemonic FANBOYS), and requires a comma to precede it, as […]

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Implications of The Bottleneck Hypothesis for Higher-Ed ESL

A recent article in the journal Second Language Research by Isabel Jensen … lends support for a theory of second language acquisition called The Bottleneck Hypothesis