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“An idea does not pass from one language to another without change.” - Miguel de Unamuno  (1864–1936)

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Quiz: principal or principle?

Do you sometimes confuse principal and principle? Test yourself with our short quiz. Find out how to use principal and principle correctly in a sentence.

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12 pronunciations to help you avoid embarrassment in literature class

As the school year picks back up again, so do your odds of having to say out loud a word in class that you’ve only ever seen on paper. Don’t worry: we’ve all been there before. That’s why we’re here to help with this list of 12 words whose pronunciation might trip you up. Obviously, […]

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“How can you govern a country which has 246 varieties of cheese?” - Charles de Gaulle

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