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14 Typical Mistakes With Prepositions

  • March 14, 2011
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A preposition tells a reader when and where something occurred as well as how it occurred. English prepositions perform so many functions that their nuances cause quite a bit of confusion. Here are a few examples of prepositions that illustrate 14 of the most common mistakes: Embed this image to your site: [Infographic provided by…

Springtime and Idioms

  • March 7, 2011
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When springtime arrives, the poet in all us comes alive. Sunnier days, fresh rains, budding trees and the first garden blooms caused Christina Rossetti to proclaim, “Spring is when life’s alive in everything,” and Doug Larsen to remark, “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.” Winter’s no longer…

Seven tricky pairs of confusing words

  • February 16, 2011
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Returning to our two-part series on confusing words, we will tackle a few of the remaining homonyms and common conundrums, which are prone to being misused. While misused words can lead to considerable confusion, the reasons behind such mistakes are often quite understandable. This list provides a concise look at the rules and reasons behind…

Chocolate, Poetry and Romance Vocabulary

  • February 14, 2011
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St. Valentine’s Day is the time to send roses and chocolate candies, and it is a perfect time to brush up on the vocabulary of love. Love Words Some frequently-used English words take on unique meanings in love vocabulary. Exclusive: a couple has agreed to date only each other. “Our relationship is exclusive.” Puppy love:…

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