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Why Do People Mix Up the Pronouns "I" and "Me"?

I can tell you which pronouns to use, but it takes a linguist to explain why people get confused. Here, Gretchen McCulloch reveals the fascinating …

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How to Use the Conjunction "Nor"

How do you use the conjunction nor and why is it so special it deserves a podcast of its own? Neal Whitman of the Literal Minded blog explains.<p>In a …

Can I Start a Sentence with a Conjunction?

Many people have been taught that it's wrong to start a sentence with a conjunction, but nearly all major style guides say doing so is fine. Neal …

"Which" Versus "That"

A simple rule and some exceptions.<p>To understand the difference between “which” and “that,” first you need to understand the difference between a …

14 abstract nouns we need to bring back

English has a few suffixes that can make abstract nouns out of adjectives. There's the relatively rare –cy, which turns fluent into fluency and idiot …

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Five key phrases for asking for directions

Are you travelling to an English speaking country? If you are, one of the most important things you are going to need to know is how to ask for …

The 9 Traits of Successful People

Successful people are like birds in a flock. They often possess like qualities and attributes. Here are 9 traits I have observed in successful …

Wh questions (Question Words) - learn English,grammar

There are two types of questions:<p>Yes or no questions<br>• Wh questions<p>Question words are also called wh questions because they include the letters 'W' and …

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Why we are saying "uh" less and 'um' more

<b>What's in an "um"? According to experts, "uh" and "um" are somewhat different beasts.</b><p>"It does seem to be the case that 'um' generally signals a longer or more important pause than 'uh'," says Mark Liberman, a linguist at the University of Pennsylvania.<p>At least that's what he thought.<p>Liberman has …

Languages Are Mostly Made of Happy Words

A new study analyzes vocabulary from around the world and finds a universal skew toward the positive.<p>In the time of Twitter and Internet comments, it’s not hard to find language being used for evil. People take the remarkable human capacity for communication and wield it like a big dumb ax, hacking …

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