Tag: grammar

Dessert island

5 cartoons of confused words

Do you like walking around with bear feet? What would you take with you to a dessert island? There are many words in the English language that sound the same, but have very different meanings. These cartoons will show you just how awkward it can get with even the slightest spelling mistake… Bear feet or bare feet? Bear and bare are often confused […]

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Video: is it OK to split infinitives?

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Video: bare or bear?

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Video: ‘a historic event’ or ‘an historic event’?

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allude elude

Quiz: allude or elude?

Allude and elude sound similar, but have quite different meanings. Do you know how to use them correctly in a sentence? Read more about the difference between allude and elude.  

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Video: is ‘snuck’ a real word?

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may I quote you on that

Quiz: May I Quote You on That?

Have a try at answering our selection of questions from Stephen Spector’s May I Quote You on That? A Guide to Grammar and Usage. Spector’s book uses illustrative quotations from famous writers, historical figures, and celebrities to teach standard English usage and grammar.

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Video: why do we use ‘first, second…’ and not ‘firstly, secondly…’?

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