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The difference between job and work Posted by on Jul 31, 2020

Greetings to all! How have you been lately? Working hard or hardly working? There are many reasons to learn a new language: for leisure, traveling, studies, making new friends. But there is no denying that having a good command of the English language gives you a competitive advantage in the job market. I often ask…

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Big Posted by on Jul 30, 2020

I was watching a news program the other night, on a very respected network, and heard the host describe something as humongous. While I knew what she meant, I wondered if everyone watching the show would understand. What’s more, I was a bit startled at her choice of adjective, since I’ve always considered the word…

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When to Use Italics Posted by on Jul 27, 2020

Here’s something unique to modern life. You’re writing an email, an essay, or a term paper and you want to draw attention to a title, a phrase, or some other element within the body of your work. Should you use italics? You would never have had to think about this 25 years ago because there…

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It’s Time for Super Words! Posted by on Jul 16, 2020

I love to comb through a dictionary, discovering odd and unusual words. I know, it may not be your idea of a good time, but you should try it sometime. I often find myself exclaiming, “I didn’t know that there was a word for that!” Well, guess what? There seems to be a word for…

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Test Your English Grammar Knowledge Posted by on Jul 9, 2020

Let’s see how well you know English grammar terms. I’m going to give you some grammatical terms with the letters of each term scrambled. You will then have to unscramble the term and match it to its definition. Answers will be found at the bottom of the page. No cheating! Grammar Terms reimedetrn rednug jerttencinio…

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A Disagreeable Word Posted by on Jul 2, 2020

Some days you just can’t win. I stumbled upon a posting on social media the other day which had me wondering if there was any hope for the world. I stared at it in disbelief for several moments, then spent maybe 15 minutes in an effort to disprove what I had read. Sadly, it was…

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