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The Guide to English Vocabulary Exercises: How to Grow Your Vocabulary and Improve Your English

english vocabulary exercises

Are you ready to exercise your vocabulary-learning muscles?

An article on the BBC website states that if you know 800 English words, you will be able to understand 75% of what is said in everyday conversations.

I am not sure …

Is, Are, Am and Beyond: Master the Very Irregular English “to Be” Verb and Its Main Forms and Uses

to be verbs

It might be small, but it is powerful!

I am talking about the little English word to be, of course.

Did you know that the verb to be is the most frequently used English verb?

Of all the available …

How to Use the English Past Continuous: The Only Guide You’ll Ever Need

english past continuous

The policeman came in.

“What were you doing on the night of the murder?” he asked.

“I was studying English grammar, Sir.”

“Oh, were you? Can you prove it?”

“I can indeed. My mom was watching a series on

Fall Head Over Heels for These 30 English Idioms About Love

english idioms about love

Did you know words like crush, fall and smitten can mean positive things?

Or that a triangle can be dangerous?

Have you ever been the apple of someone’s eye?

Idioms are crazy. Crazy fun!

They add flavor to the

He, She or It? Master Gender in English with This All-in-one Guide

gender in english

How many times have you heard that English nouns have no gender?

How many times have you been lied to, then?

Your teacher may have told you this just to make things easier for you. Or maybe they were just …

This or That? The Ultimate Guide to English Demonstrative Pronouns

demonstrative pronouns

Riddle me this: I am anything you point at, but I cannot reveal my name.

What am I?

Here you have a hint:

I change with the numbers, but gender does not affect me.

Not there yet? Here is your …

From Fairs to Novels: 21 Everyday English Words with Multiple Meanings

english words with multiple meanings

Once upon a time, there was a fair boy at the fair, and he was really fair!

There was also a bat flying around a bat, a friend of mine in a mine and a man with a bow bowing …