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Have you ever wondered why the contraction of will not is won’t?

Do not becomes don’t, cannot becomes can’t, and shall not… 108 more words


UK NARIC and English language for immigration purposes

Under the immigration rules, there are five ways to prove that you meet the English language proficiency requirements:

  • being a citizen of a majority English language speaking country…
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The English Pedant - Why fun is not funny

Funny is a funny word, isn’t it? Funny haha or funny peculiar, that is the question. Or it’s one question, anyway: there is also the similar but not identical concept of fun. 671 more words

Dancing on the Head of a Pin

I once heard a colleague refer to ‘death by vocabulary’, and she was right.You need to handle vocabulary with care. It is too easy to gloss every interesting word, discuss its various applications and anomalies. 273 more words

General Irrelevance

How Soon is Next?

Monday morning 4th July, you’ve just bumped into an old friend, and the conversation is coming to an end:

“Great to see you, we should meet up again soon. 406 more words