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Numbers and Counting: 0 to 999

In this week’s lesson, we’re going begin discussing the words used to express and count numbers in English. We’ll be breaking these words down into manageable chunks, explaining each group of numbers before moving on to the next.   0 to 20 The numbers 0 through...

More Common Business English Expressions

In this lesson, we’re going to explain the essential meanings behind eight more commonly-used business English expressions. As with last week’s lesson, this is just a small sample of the unique vocabulary of the English-speaking business world. If you need more help...

Common Business English Expressions

This week we’re going to unpack the meaning behind a dozen commonly-used business English expressions. As with all subcultures, the English-speaking business world has its own peculiar vocabulary, the meaning of which might not be obvious to non-native English...

Types of Collocations

In our previous lesson, we introduced the concept of collocations: groups of two or more words that are commonly-used together. We also discussed how English collocations are largely idiomatic. A collocation is considered “correct” only because its use has been...

Nonreversible Word Pairs

Certain English words, when paired together, are always written in the same order.  Native speakers learn these nonreversible word pairs through custom and usage.  They intuitively understand that certain word pairs sound “wrong” when their order is reversed. However,...