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What are y’all talking about?

  • November 1, 2016
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Good grammar day! Today we’re going to discuss a few words that could have made you worried or even angry. We’re going to discover the word construction ‘y’all.’ ‘Y’all’ has still its the place in the dictionary. Y’all [jˈɔːl] is a simple contraction of you-all [ˈjuːɔːl] (according to the US dialect form) We use it to refer…

Homograph

  • September 12, 2015
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Homographs are words that are spelled the same way and with the same letters but have different pronunciation, meanings or both. There are very few ways to keep these straight other than learning them through use. Below are a few examples that people new to English are sure to run across. Homographs Notice how the…

10 Confusing Homonyms: Part II [infographic]

  • July 22, 2013
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English is riddled with words that sound similar but have completely different meanings, and some words that sound similar have very different spellings. The infographic and 10 examples of homonyms and homophones will straighten some of this confusion out. To download high resolution poster click here. <a href=”http://www.grammar.net/homonyms2″><img src=”http://www.grammar.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/homonyms-2_small.png” alt=”” /></a>[Infographic provided by <a href=”http://www.grammar.net”><em>Grammar.net</em></a>]…

10 Confusing Homonyms: Part I [infographic]

  • July 8, 2013
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The Homonym Phenomenon! Words that sound similar or are written the same but with different meanings are a notorious stumbling block for those learning English as a second language. In truth, native speakers have their share of trouble with them, too. Ten examples of homonyms and homophones and the accompanying infographic will clarify some of…

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