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As the new year starts you might have recently bought a new diary or calendar and thought ‘Where do these words come from?’ – at least that’s what I did. There is also, of course, also the chance that you have been merrily scheduling in gym appointments and book clubs and all sorts of other […]more
Cajole, camarilla, and parergon: do you remember last month’s Words of the Day? Take our vocabulary quiz to test your knowledge. Not yet signed up to our free Word of the Day service? Click here to receive your daily word.more
May or might? Both words are part of a special set of verbs known as modal auxiliary verbs, which means that they’re used together with other verbs to talk about permission, possibility, suggestions, etc. Over the years, the usage recommendations regarding might and may have become more flexible, but there are still points which you should […]more