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Premonitory and promontory are words that are close in spelling and pronunciation and may be considered confusables. Confusables is a catch-all term for words that are often misused or confused; there are many confusing words in the English language...
Expend and expand are words that are close in spelling and pronunciation and may be considered confusables. Confusables is a catch-all term for words that are often misused or confused; there are many confusing words in the English language...
Title and tidal are commonly confused words that are pronounced in the same way but are spelled differently and have different meanings, which makes them homophones. Homophones are a group of words with different spellings, the same pronunciations, and...
In English Rags to richesRags refer to somebody’s poor clothing and that this person might live on the street. Rags to riches phrase describes the success of a person who was once very poor and now has become...
In English The Light at the End of the TunnelJust like a real, long tunnel, when you go inside you cannot see the end. However, as you get closer to the end, you can see the light at...
Give yourself away is an idiom that originated in the United States. An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal definition....
As a freelance teacher trainer and materials writer, Sarah Hillyard specializes in STEAM education in language learning. In this post she explains why an integrated approach is useful, and how to integrate STEAM with your day to day...
Have you chewed on any delicious food recently? Alternatively have you heard people talk about chewing on something that wasn’t food related? To chew on something can have multiple meanings in English, and that is what we’re focusing on...
Two can play at that game is an idiom with an uncertain origin. An idiom is a commonly used word, group of words, or phrase that has a figurative meaning that is not easily deduced from its literal...
Sara Davila is a Learning and Language Acquisition Expert with experience as a teacher, materials writer, researcher, and teacher trainer who has worked in a variety of contexts in the education field. As one of the leading experts...
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