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As the year draws to a close, there is only one event on everyone’s minds here at Oxford Dictionaries HQ – and it ain’t Christmas. The announcement of our Word of the Year 2017 got us thinking about the highs and lows of the lexical year. Have you ever wondered which words are looked up […]more
Over the course of its existence, the number of speakers of English and the number of words they use have grown exponentially. In terms of grammar and syntax, however, English has generally become a simpler, more user-friendly language. Whereas nouns in Old English could be declined into one of six cases (as in Latin or […]more
If you’ve ever stopped to think about it, you may have noticed that there’s something wrong with you. ‘You’ is what is called a personal pronoun. In English, as in most languages, these are grouped into three distinct ‘persons’: the first person (‘I’), the second person (‘you’), and the third person (‘he’, ‘she’, or ‘it’). […]more