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How Definite is Indefinite?

  • May 10, 2011
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Indefinite and definite articles, such as “a”, “an” and “the”, describe and modify nouns. Articles and niggling little words known as determiners and quantifiers convey general and specific information. Articles tell the reader what you’re talking about and how much there is. Adults and advanced ESL students can run into many challenging situations where abstract…

Words are not what they seem [infographic]

  • May 2, 2011
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‘Look it up in the dictionary!’ – That’s what my mother always told me when I ran across a word I didn’t understand. Good advice, yes? But this was before the internet, and lugging that hefty volume off the shelf wasn’t nearly as appealing as doing the next best thing—guessing at the meaning according to…

10 Funniest Online Terms [infographic]

  • April 25, 2011
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Technology has claimed its own corner of English, and it’s not without humor. Here are 10 of the funniest words and terms from the “interwebz”. Infographic is clickable. To download high resolution poster click here. Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by]   1. Cappuccino cowboy/cowgirl The first of our funny words…

New words of 2010 [infographic]

  • April 18, 2011
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Oxford University Press has one of the largest language research programs in the world and continuously scours the internet, popular fiction, science journals, and even song lyrics for words creeping into the English language. At one time, 2-3 years of use was required before a new word/term appeared in the Oxford English Dictionary, but the…

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