Merry Christmas to our amiable readers

As you celebrate this Christmas May you experience love and grace And peace in all your…

‘Such as’ and ‘like’: which is appropriate?

Have you ever been in a situation where you are confused about whether to use ‘such…

All meats not beef: see their names

We all hear people or even ourselves call every meat beef because we all don’t know…

Difference between ‘at the back of’ and ‘behind’

Just like ‘in front of’, ‘in the front of’, ‘at the front of’ and ‘in the…

Difference between ‘in the front of’ and ‘at the front of’

This is apparently one of those confusing topics in English! But relax, it’s not as difficult…

Difference between ‘in front of’ and ‘in the front of’

These prepositional expressions are not the same, but it is easy to understand the simple difference.…

How to say and respond to ‘Thank you’

We say ‘thank you’ when we appreciate what someone has done for us, or when we…

Pure vowels and diphthongs

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RP_vowel_chart_(monophthongs).gif These are English language vowel chart models containing all twelve pure vowels and eight diphthongs,…

Consonant chart

https://msu.edu/course/asc/232/Charts/ConsonantChartFilledIn.html This is a model of English language consonant chart. It contains the sounds, places of…

Semicolon: understanding the uniqueness

The semicolon (;) is a unique punctuation mark, but while some consider it the most feared…

Colon: often misused, now explained

The colon (:) acts as a pointer that introduces a list of items or examples, or…

Popular English expressions we should get right

There are some popular sayings, proverbs and idioms that speakers (predominantly non-native) of English language have…

Writing dates: British and American styles

There are various ways of writing calendar dates in English. We can talk about writing formally…

Telephoning terms and etiquette you should know

Telephone conversation is a daily activity, but a call is not all about how much is…

Round & square brackets: use them, look smarter

Some of us have used round and square brackets interchangeably over the years because we didn’t…

Anyway and anyways: before you use them next time

Anyway and anyways have always been a pair of words contending with each other across the…

Singular ‘they’: facts you can’t ignore

Quick tip: Singular they had been in existence long before its criticism by traditional grammarians. Linguists…

Question mark: did you know these rules?

The question mark (?) is another simple punctuation mark we use every day just to make…

Mx: a new word taking over?

English language is evolving—that’s a fact; some words have been coined and used for over 30…

11 words we might use incorrectly our entire lives

Have you ever come across a word you’ve used incorrectly for too long and you feel…