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English Blues: Here's how 'Howdy' originated

What is the meaning of the phrase ‘How do you do’? Did you know that it used to be a greeting and not a question?

Published on 5th October 2019
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English Blues: Let's talk about a few confusing idioms and phrases

Here's decoding a few idioms and phrases and how one shouldn't always go with a phrase's literal meaning 

Published on 21st September 2019
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English Blues: Do you understand the meaning of these news-related terms?

Are you familiar with the words/ phrases kingpin, prima facie, vendetta and benefit of doubt? Here, we explain the meanings of a few terms to you

Published on 24th August 2019
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Update your vocabulary, know the difference between who and whom 

Traditional grammarians (formal) go by traditional grammar rules whereas modern grammarians (normal) go by the evidence of language in use

Published on 28th May 2018
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Vacation or holiday, pupil or student: Find out what's the correct usage here 

The most noticeable difference between American and British English is the vocabulary. There are numerous words that are different and used in entirely different contexts

Published on 6th May 2018
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Learning to get the grammar and usage right in the English language

While grammar is a set of rules that are essential to make meaningful utterances, usage is the way in which words and phrases are actually used in a language community

Published on 23rd April 2018
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Here's how you can improve your fluency in English language

The only way to improve your English communication skill is by speaking more and by reading. With the advent of technology, there are numerous e-books, apps and materials online which you can refer

Published on 12th April 2018
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The know-how of the usability of transitive and intransitive verbs in sentence construction

English grammar with all its dos and don'ts can be quite daunting for some, but there is a sheer joy in mastering the language in its true essence. Do you agree?

Published on 30th March 2018
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Why you need to know the difference between transitive and intransitive verbs

Grammatical errors can make or break a sentence, especially in the English language, and getting them right is as basic as it gets

Published on 22nd March 2018
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Effective communication requires context and collocation. Here's how

Merely knowing a word is not enough in a conversation and the communicator has to pay attention to both context and collocation 

Published on 14th March 2018
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Do you know the usage of all the English words in your dictionary?

Several terms in British English are often changed to both mean and depict things that signify something different than that of the original meaning

Published on 9th March 2018
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Indian Englishes: What it means and how often we use it 

The English language is no longer the sole property of the English as English has transformed into “Englishes”

Published on 5th March 2018
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The evolution of words, from Oxford language to cyber-slang

English Professor Albert P Rayan says words have, over time and with the boom of the internet, evolved and changed to carry completely alternate, modern meanings along with the original versions

Published on 16th February 2018
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Why Collocation is problematic for most English learners. Here's how to fix it

Albert Rayan, Professor of English believes that it is imperative that one know not just the word's meaning, but also its combinations for a healthier and effective use of the language

Published on 7th February 2018
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Have you ever said Mea Culpa? Find out what it means

The word has existed for decades yet is seldom used, and little known to many an English-speaker. Albert Rayan explains significance and meaning of the Latin word

Published on 7th February 2018

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