All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘words’

Why Are English Teachers So Unteachable?


My headline is intentionally provocative. Sorry about that. I’m sure there are plenty of humble, teachable English teachers in the world. I just seem to encounter a lot of particularly pugnacious ones. Maybe a blog like this attracts the stubborn ones in unusually high numbers. If you are an English teacher who is open to new information and willing to change both …

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Heteronyms: Different Words that Look the Same


It’s surprising that heteronyms don’t cause more confusion than they do.

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Is “Alright” All Right?


Is it alright to use alright or should we stick with all right? This is not an easy question to answer.

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Symmetrical Words


A little weird word trivia.

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Few and Plain Is Best


Some writing advice from John Ruskin (1819-1900).  Ruskin was a writer and artist, but is best known as an art …

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