This week, we’re going to look at another five words whose meanings have changed over time. English, like any living language, continues to grow and change. New words are created, old words fall out of use, and existing words take on new meanings. Many common English words have very different meanings now than they did…

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This week, we’re going to discuss the correct usage of colons [:] and semi-colons [;]. Despite their similarity in name and appearance, these punctuation marks cannot be used interchangeably. Each has its own unique role in the English language. Semi-Colon Uses Semi-colons are primarily used to join two independent clauses. Using a semi-colon is an…

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In this English lesson, we’re going to discuss the difference between adjectives and adverbs. In English, adjectives and adverbs have distinct uses. You can’t use an adjective in an adverbial role or an adverb in an adjectival role. Nevertheless, native English speakers often confuse the two, especially in casual speech. What Adjectives Can Do Adjectives…

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A negative question is one that is worded in such a way as to require a “no” response for an affirmative answer and a “yes” response for a negative answer. In other words, negative questions switch the “yes/no” response order of regular, or positive, questions to a less intuitive “no/yes” order. The following is an…

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