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A guide to building your word power: It is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of a language

To learn any foreign language effectively, it is important to know both the grammar and the vocabulary of the target language

Published on 1st August 2020
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Are you a 'snowflake'? What the words 'snowflake generation', 'male chauvinists' mean

Do we know the exact meaning of the words snowflakes, feminism, sexist, MCPs and the likes? Read on to find out what they mean and how to use them

Published on 20th June 2020
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Are you a mumpsimus? What does it mean and how to use it in context

Any person who is persistent in repeating a mistake is called a mumpsimus. Albert P' Rayan speaks about its origin and more

Published on 31st October 2020
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Asking for and giving directions: The best way to check one's English speaking skills

Google Maps gives voice directions and learners of English can use the voice guidance feature to become familiar with the phrases/expressions used for giving directions

Published on 5th December 2020
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Coimbatore to conduct teacher training programmes at the district level for English language teachers

The teacher training programme will guide English language teachers in imparting lessons more effectively so students can grasp the language better

Published on 14th August 2021
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Did you know that Gandhi once considered writing as a career?

We spoke to Tushar Gandhi and Rajmohan Gandhi to find out more about him developing an interest in writing and the English language

Published on 1st October 2019
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English Blues: Decoding headlines and their language

Is that headline good enough for you? Find out what goes into the makings of magnetic headlines, and why it is never a mean feat

Published on 17th July 2021
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English Blues: Developing communicative competence over grammatical competence

Many English language teachers’ obsession with grammar teaching and insistence on grammatical competence have killed learners’ curiosity and interest in learning English effectively

Published on 18th September 2021
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English Blues: Do you consider yourself a pundamentalist, punphile or a punatic?

A pun can be defined as the use of a word that either has multiple meanings or sounds like other words, the result of which is humorous. It is a gentle form of humour

Published on 24th April 2021
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English Blues: Here are a few grammar rules that we can now violate, find out how

In Modern English, the plural pronoun ‘their’ can be used as a gender-neutral singular pronoun instead of ‘he/she’ and ‘they’ can be used to represent a singular antecedent that is gender-neutral

Published on 15th May 2021
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English Blues: Here's how a sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation

A sentence that is ambiguous can have more than one interpretation. The sentence ‘Call me a taxi’ can be interpreted in two different ways because the word ‘call’ has more than one meaning

Published on 8th May 2021
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English Blues: Here's how to keep your language positive, encourage others to do so

Stating things differently in a way that is pleasant to the ears of the speaker and the listener/reader is an art that great communicators are good at

Published on 23rd January 2021
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English Blues: How do the words vacay and staycation differ in meaning?

According to Collins Dictionary, a staycation is “a holiday that you spend in your own home or your own country, relaxing and enjoying leisure activities there”

Published on 5th June 2021
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English Blues: Is the word 'batchmate' an Indianism or not?

Indianism refers to a word that is a characteristic of Indian English. In India, it is a very commonly used term

Published on 27th June 2021
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English Blues: No child's play: decoding the nuances of ‘with’

One of the most frequestly used words in the English language has a multitude of bewildering uses. Here's a list of ALL of them, and how not to get them all muddled up

Published on 31st July 2021

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