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Confusing English Words

Confusing English Words

Confusing English Words English can be a confusing language for people who grew up speaking Spanish. Many words sound the same, but are spelt differently. Sometimes these words have very different meanings, and sometimes there is only a small difference. Sometimes, two words that are pronounced the same are spelt differently in order to keep them separate. People who want …

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Common English Abbreviations

Common English Abbreviations

Common English Abbreviations Contractions The English language contains a number of abbreviations, or words that are shortened in order to make them easier to write and pronounce. The most common kind of abbreviations are called contractions. A contraction is formed by joining two words with an apostrophe. For example, the words ‘you are,’ can be joined by a contraction, becoming …

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Suffixes and Their Meanings

Suffixes and Their Meanings

Suffixes and Their Meanings Inflectional Suffixes A suffix is a letter or a group of letters that are placed at the end of a word in order to change its meaning. In English, the most common suffixes are used to change the grammatical meaning of the word. These are called inflectional suffixes. For example, the suffix ‘s’ is used to …

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Learning English As a Second Language

Learning English As a Second Language Language is a very important part of human society, and has been evolving for hundreds of thousands of years. Learning a language is a difficult task, but can be very rewarding. Fortunately, everyone has experience learning at least one language. If you look at the way you learned your native language as a child, …

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The English Language: Dialects

The English Language: Dialects

The English Language: Dialects The English language has been evolving and changing since before the Middle Ages, and today there are many different English dialects. English is a pluricentric language, which means that there isn’t a single dialect that is considered correct. Different dialects have evolved naturally as the language has spread to different parts of the world, including North …

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