British vs American English: striking spelling differences and exceptions

As expected, British and American English have different styles of spelling words that have the same…

Proper noun: understanding the complexities

Nouns probably form the most important part of speech in English, and they are obviously the…

Full stop: more than end of sentence symbol

The full stop (.), full point (both British English) or period (American) is apparently the simplest…

Punctuation: why bother about it?

Show me a discourse without punctuation and I’ll show you what ‘meaningless’ means. In speech and…

British vs American English: vocabulary, tense and preference

Have you ever heard this old saying that Britain and America are ‘two nations divided by…

Why ‘a hospital’ but ‘an hour’

My primary school teachers told me when a word starts with a vowel (a, e, i,…

You need to know

The English language follows the pattern of Latin Script, a writing system based on letters of…

Can non-native speakers influence English?

As at 2006, English was the first language of more than 300 million people and second…

English language snippets you should know

English language has only one alphabet with 26 letters, contrary to ‘ 26 alphabets’ which is…