This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: sting and bite. sting Sting is usually a verb. Its past tense and past participle is stung. If a creature such as a bee, wasp, or scorpion stings you, it pricks your skin and… Read More
For convenience, the weather people kickstart autumn by inaugurating it on 1 September. But the first astronomical day of autumn fell this year on 23 September, the date of the autumn equinox. Either way, autumn is now well and truly here, as… Read More
Monday 26 September marks The European Day of Languages. It was launched in 2001 by the Council of Europe at the end of the Year of Languages, which was jointly organized with the European Union (EU). The day aims to encourage language learning, multilingualism and cultural… Read More
This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: illness and disease. illness If you have an illness, there is something wrong with your health. An illness can last for a long time or a short time, and its effects can be serious or not serious. Read More
This week we are looking at two words which are sometimes confused: cloakroom and checkroom. cloakroom In British and American English, a cloakroom is a room where you leave your hat and coat, especially in a place of entertainment. She works as a… Read More
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