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Have you ever thought about the different things that a frog could do to a log? The frog could be on the log, on top of the log, below or under the log, beside the log, between two...
Compound and compound  are two words that are spelled identically but are pronounced differently and have different meanings, which makes them heteronyms. These word pairs are often misused words. Heteronyms exist because of our ever-changing English language, and these words with...
In English An author is a person who writes anything from poetry to films. However, an author is only a person who has had their work published. When you get published you become an author, before that you...
The grass is always greener on the other side of the fence is a proverb with ancient roots. A proverb is a short, common saying or phrase that may be a famous quote, an inspirational quote, an epigram,...
Honed, professional writing doesn’t just make your business look good—it’s also a smart investment. Consider what can happen when written communications aren’t prioritized: Blue-chip businesses are reportedly spending $3.1 billion per year on remedial writing training, according to...
Do you hear a lot on the news about shootings? Have you watched the news and heard them talking about gun control in English? Today we’re talking about a tragic topic, and that’s because you want to be...
The seeds you sow as a business are meant to grow, but scaling up as a company can be a challenge. As technologies rapidly advance, more and more businesses are turning to artificial intelligence (AI) to support faster,...
Scratch the surface is an idiom that is been in use for over a hundred years. An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced...
Sign up for Mike Hogan and Chia Suan Chong’s webinar From theory to practice: activities for any classroom on May 5th and find out what activities work well in a hybrid learning environment. Full of fresh ideas and...
Have you heard people use the words “we” and “you” to speak about others in English? Does it feel as if these worse are used to talk about generalizations sometimes? If you have encountered these uses in conversation,...
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