English is a fascinating cocktail of other languages, both modern and ancient. In this article, I take a light-hearted look at the how the world of ancient Greece affects our vocabulary today.
The days of the week and the months of the year are the yardstick by which we define the turning of the Earth on its axis, and the revolution of the Earth around the Sun, and by which we date the events of our lives. But where do the names come from?
Ope is a phrase that supposedly exists only in the Midwest. Here, we examine usages of this phrase and other slang from the Midwest.
Part three of the hard words trilogy, we cover another hard 50 you need to know plus another rigged quiz.
Many times people use words interchangeably when a certain word would be more appropriate. Do you know when to use "envy," "jealousy," and "covetousness"?
What is an idiom? What is their meaning? "Break a leg!" "He just kicked the bucket." Have you ever wondered what these phrases and others have meant or how they originated?
Everything you need to know about the Chicago accent including pronunciation, slang, culture, and how to sound like you're from the Windy City
Do you have trouble with writing and punctuating a long sentence? I explain how to correctly write difficult sentences correctly.
Learn more about the types of nouns in English grammar. Increase your understanding with instructional videos and interactive quizzes on nouns.
English grammar can be difficult and confusing at times, even for native speakers. Learn more about classifying sentences to improve your speaking and writing skills.
British and American English can be vastly different, much to the surprise and humor of everyone involved! Here are a few fun tidbits about how our neighbors speak across the pond.
Ever wondered just what the Irish are talking about?? Well wonder no more . . . Here is a guide to the most popular Irish Slang words used today in everyday speech. We are known for our gift of the gab and I have shown the words, their meanings and also given examples of this weird and wacky language of the Irish.
Interjections are words that have no grammatical meaning but are understood. Alliterations are sentences where every word starts with the same letter. This creative writing essay is a demonstration of their usage.
Building up your vocabulary skills does take a while, but is as simple as learning one new word every few days and then taking advantage of opportunities to use it.