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Verbs and their prepositions in English Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

Hey guys! Are you doing okay these days?  As in many languages, some verbs in English require a specific preposition to come up after the verb in a sentence in a certain context.  But there is no need for alarm, you do not have to memorize any of them. All you have to do is…

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How Can One be Many? Posted by on Jul 26, 2018

In English, some nouns can be both singular and plural. Yes, I know, that sounds like an impossible contradiction. But, this is English after all, and English is full of such maddening things. In fact, to add to the confusion there are several types of these nouns! There are irregular, non-changing nouns, which have the…

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Asheville Day Two Video Posted by on Jul 23, 2018

Asheville Day Two Video

The second of three days in Asheville starts out with a cruise on the Blue Ridge Parkway and a hike up Mt. Pisgah. After a scenic meal at the Pisgah Inn, it’s time to explore the city’s River Arts District. Wind down the day with some craft beer and live music. Check it out in…

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The American Ghost Town Posted by on Jul 19, 2018

Did you know that, in the US, it is possible to buy an entire town? Recently, two friends managed to do just that. For $1.4 million, they purchased Cerro Gordo, California. It consists of 300 acres, abandoned homes, a saloon, a two-story hotel, a general store, a museum, an eight-bedroom bunkhouse, a church which also…

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Up and Out on a Date in English Posted by on Jul 12, 2018

As regular readers of this blog know, the English language is full of confusing expressions and terminology which make life difficult for learners. Even native speakers can be excused for shaking their heads in bewilderment sometimes during a simple conversation. I heard a brief exchange between two people the other day which made me wonder…

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What Do Americans Do in the Summer? Posted by on Jul 10, 2018

What do Americans do in the summer?

Summer is in full swing in the US. Students are enjoying their nice extended holiday from school, while many adults are taking time off work to travel. With all that free time, what do Americans do in the summer? Let’s take a look at some popular summer activities in the United States. Family Vacations Since…

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The Vending Machine Vocabulary Posted by on Jul 6, 2018

Ah, the vending machine! Let us sing the praises of this staple of the office lunchroom, lobby, or dining hall. They may dispense snacks, cold drinks, hot drinks, frozen food, healthy treats, sandwiches, or candy. In the United States, you will also find vending machines in hotels and motels, laundromats, schools, cinemas, hospitals and clinics…

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