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Mind Your Manners: How to Be Polite in English Using Grammar Tricks

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“Thanks, Grandpa Warren!”

I said this to one of my college professors at the end of class one day.

Yes. My college professor.

We both stopped for a moment of uncomfortable silence. Professor Baker was one of my favorite professors, …

29 Vegetable Names in English to Quickly Grow Your Food Vocabulary

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Did you know that there are around 20,000 types of edible (something you can eat) plants?

Before you freak out and think, how in the world am I going to master 20,000 vegetable names in English, you should know that …

40 Common Prefixes in English: The Smartest Way to Improve Your Vocabulary Quickly

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Work smarter. Not harder.

Have you ever heard this English expression?

Basically, it means that hours and hours of hard work aren’t always the right way to achieve a goal.

Sometimes, it’s a better idea to think about a …

11 Unique English Love Dialogues (With Videos!) from Movies and TV Shows


On my first date with my now-husband, I spilled guacamole down the front of my dress. How embarrassing!

I thought our romance was over. Luckily, he just laughed and we continued dating.

Love can look very different for different people.

Practice, Practice! 9 English Grammar Tests for ESL Learners Available Online

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Do you struggle with taking tests?

Maybe you get nervous or forget everything you’ve learned once you sit down in the exam room.

Practice is an integral part of learning anything from playing an instrument to perfecting English grammar.

And, …

Have Got vs Have: Subtleties of the English Language

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“Do you understand British English or just American English?”

This was a question my friend asked me in fifth grade, and I didn’t know how to answer.

Up until that point, I didn’t even realize there was a difference between …

10 Best English App Downloads to Start Using Now


I remember trying to haul several textbooks on my walk to and from school every day.

It was impossible to practice my schoolwork at a coffee shop or at the park because the books were just too heavy to take …