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

  • July 11, 2011
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UK vs US spelling: Separated by a Common Language [infographic]

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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Verbs and their prepositions 101 [infographic]

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 Grammar.net]   Prepositional Phrase A quick explanation of the prepositional phrase can help in understanding…

What If? Conditional Clauses

  • June 27, 2011
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What If? Conditional Clauses

Conditional sentences in English are used to show the results of an action or to give instructions and are easy to use. Composition of Conditional Sentences Conditional sentences are created from two clauses. In the “conditional clause”, a condition is stated, and the result is expressed in the “main clause”. In the following examples, they…

Moody? Tense? Irregular? You must be a verb!

  • June 13, 2011
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English is influenced by so many other languages that most rules have exceptions; verbs are no different. Regular verbs are simple: “I dance”, “I danced”, “I will dance”, “I want to dance”, “I am dancing”. The main quirk of regular verbs are those that end in a consonant and “y”, such as “copy” or “study”–the…

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