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Common American English Slang Words

This week we are going to explore thirteen slang words commonly-used by American English speakers. We’ve provided a definition for each word and an example of how that word is used in a sentence. While some of these words have multiple definitions, we’ll be examining...

Tricky Pairs and Groups of Words Part Two

English has a large number of words that both native and non-native speakers have difficulty using correctly. In our commonly-confused words lessons, we’ve focused on words with similar spellings and/or pronunciations but different meanings. Our “tricky words” lessons...

Tricky Pairs and Groups of Words Part One

English has a large number of words that both native and non-native speakers have difficulty using correctly. In our commonly-confused words lessons, we’ve focused on words with similar spellings and/or pronunciations but different meanings. For the next two lessons,...

3 English Grammar Myths

In this lesson, we’re going to explore three myths about English grammar and reveal the truth behind each. The first two myths have an element of grammatical truth to them; they take what are essentially guidelines and turn them into absolutes. The third is the type...

Verb Tense Consistency Quiz

In English writing, verb tenses need to remain consistent. When a sentence contains two or more verbs, those verbs must be in the same tense.   For this quiz, choose the verb tense from the ones in parenthesis that is consistent with the other verb(s) in the...

3 Common Writing Errors and How to Avoid Them

In this week’s lesson, we’re going to look at three common errors that both native and non-native English speakers make when writing and speaking. Because these errors are extremely common, they are generally considered acceptable in casual speech and writing....

Yet More Mistakes That Native English Speakers Make

In this lesson we’re going to look at three more grammar errors that native English speakers routinely commit. These are the sorts of mistakes that native speakers hear growing up and end up unconsciously repeating. Learn to identify these errors, and make an effort...

Even More Words Whose Meanings Have Changed Over Time

Even More Words Whose Meanings Have Changed Over Time   This week, we’re going to look at another five words whose meanings have changed over time. English, like any living language, continues to grow and change. New words are created, old words fall out of use, and...

Best of Tips for the TOEFL

For this week’s lesson, we’re going to revisit the most effective strategies we’ve covered for preparing for the Test of English as a Foreign Language, or TOEFL. The TOEFL is considered the standard measure of proficiency for North American English. More than 9,000...

Adjective Clauses Quiz

An adjective clause is a group of words that modifies (describes) a noun or pronoun. These clauses begin with relative pronouns or subordinating conjunctions, such as who, which, what, that, whose, whom, when, and where. Adjective clauses are always dependent. In...

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