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US Units of Measure for Cooking Posted by on Oct 10, 2019

I love to cook. I find it relaxing, but also creative. When I get home at night I gather my ingredients for dinner, pull out the necessary cookware and utensils, pour a glass of wine, and focus on making something that my wife and I will enjoy at the table. I rarely measure anything. I’ve…

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Business English abbreviations Posted by on Apr 5, 2016

For all those ESL learners who use English for business purposes here are some important abbreviations for you to know. This is not a list of all business-related abbreviations (that list would be too long), but these are some of the most important abbreviations in my opinion. If you know any abbreviations that I should…

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I.E. Versus E.G. Posted by on Feb 25, 2012

i.e. and e.g. can be scary abbreviations

Who knew two little letters could cause so much confusion? Yet, the mere presence of e.g. or i.e. is scary enough to make some people’s legs start to shake. I.e. and e.g. are both abbreviations for Latin terms. I.e. stands for id est and means “that is.” E.g. stands for exempli gratia, which means roughly…

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Common Abbreviations in English Posted by on Jan 6, 2012

Abbreviated words are everywhere in writing.  Abbreviations are so plentiful I thought I’d go over some useful ones here.  First though, let us define what an abbreviation is.  An abbreviation is a shortened form of a word or phrase.  Abbreviations are good to use in writing, to save space and time, but they are essential…

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