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English prepositions – at, by, in, on Posted by on Jul 19, 2016

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This post offers an overview of four common English prepositions and how they are used when talking about time, transportation, and location. I am sure you see and use these four prepositions all the time. Prepositions are tricky for a lot of people – they can be hard to learn to use correctly as they…

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Do You Lie Down or Lay Down? Posted by on Jul 13, 2016

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Prepare yourself, because we are going to tackle one of the most confusing issues in proper English. The difference between the usage of lay and lie has been a grammatical nightmare for native English speakers since before the days of Shakespeare. Even the most articulate and educated among us seem to have problems with the…

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American roadside attractions Posted by on Jul 12, 2016

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One of the best ways to see America is by car. The United States is such a big country and there is so much to see, like major cities, national parks, and natural wonders, but there are also some really crazy a quirky things to see out there too. These odd monuments, statues, and buildings…

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Important Historical phrases in America Posted by on Jul 5, 2016

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Today I have some famous phrases or quotes from American history to present.  These quotes are each representative of important people and events in America’s past and they are all often re-quoted by others. These particular phrases are generally related to American politics or politicians.  Along with each quote below I share some context about…

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The 4th of July Posted by on Jul 4, 2016

The 4th in DC. 
Photo by S Pakhrin from flickr.com.

Today is a very important holiday in the United States. On the 4th of July, the country celebrates its Independence Day. All across the country, Americans enjoy time off from work for the holiday. On these days off, people like to spend time with friends and family doing a variety of activities. Learning about the…

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