Patrick Scrivenor

I Used to Know That

Patrick Scrivenor was brought up in Africa and England and, after studying at Oxford University, served in the army. He has since worked as a journalist and writer. He lives in Kent.
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    Юлия Даниловаshared an impression3 years ago
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    Helped me feel more confident in my usage of languages. Made me laugh at in which silly ways people often use words. Eg I did not know what “biennale” means before reading this one. Helped me find new facets of humour.

    Jørgen Solheimshared an impression6 years ago
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    Neatly recovers your knowledge depths to the perfectly necessary level.


    Федор Фаустовhas quotedlast year
    Irregular verbs just have to be learnt – sorry, learned
    Ekaterina Kuznetsovahas quotedlast year
    Are you red hot on the use of the subjunctive? Is it your second nature never to use a preposition at the end of a sentence?
    Anastasia Dobrovolskahas quoted2 years ago
    But their similarities far outweigh their divergences, and Standard English is well on the way to becoming an international language among people educated in a certain way and to a certain level.

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