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.
Everything you need to know about the Chicago accent including pronunciation, slang, culture, and how to sound like you're from the Windy City
Of the world’s approximately 6,000 languages, English is said to be one of the easier ones to learn despite its idiosyncrasies of spelling and pronunciation.
Do you have trouble with writing and punctuating a long sentence? I explain how to correctly write difficult sentences correctly.
A game of word definitions created by a malevolent writer who has juggled with the subject matter all his life.
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.
The early 1900's were a time of displacement of over 500,000 people in the U.S. Many became Hobos and became a migrant society. As they traveled they developed a communication code using symbols.
Ope is a phrase that supposedly exists only in the Midwest. Here, we examine usages of this phrase and other slang from the Midwest.
50 idioms and phrases that have their origins in all things nautical. Sea-faring has developed a unique language and terminology over the centuries and many of these snippets of language are now incorporated into everyday our vocabulary, often without us realising where they began.
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?
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.
Many times people use words interchangeably when a certain word would be more appropriate. Do you know when to use "envy," "jealousy," and "covetousness"?
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.