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Month: July 2011

12 Most Misunderstood Words. version 2 [infographic]

  • July 25, 2011
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Most misunderstood words are born in spoken speech; at one time, they would only gradually bleed into writing. Whether due to an honest typo or a flat out error, confusion in grammar and misunderstood words can now fly across the planet at lightning speed, thanks to email forwarding and “copy/paste” in social media. Continued exposure…

Top 12 Useful Internet Acronyms

  • July 18, 2011
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Acronym Definition An acronym is an abbreviation that consists of the first letter of each word in a phrase, title, or name. “KO“–knock out, a boxing term “GHI“–“Ghost Hunters International”, a television show “DW“–Darrell Waltrip, a race car driver Acronyms on the Internet Acronyms on the internet have existed for nearly as long as the…

UK vs US spelling: Separated by a Common Language [infographic]

  • July 11, 2011
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Communicating with friends across the pond is a perpetual problem. American and British spelling differences include simple changes that affect the meaning, pronunciation and use of words. Today, native and non-native English speakers are the largest group in the world, but the dialects they speak are shockingly different. Linguists have pinpointed the transition to today’s…

Verbs and their prepositions 101 [infographic]

  • July 5, 2011
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Sometimes a verb is attached to other words that assist it; word groups consisting of a verb and its helpers are called “verb phrases”. To download a high-resolution poster click here. Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by]   Prepositional Phrase A quick explanation of the prepositional phrase can help in understanding…