Do you pronounce ‘Tuesday’ correctly?

Research shows the word ‘Tuesday’ is mispronounced by a large number of people. In British English, it’s commonly pronounced as /ˈtʃuːzdeɪ/, just like ‘choozday’. In American English, it’s /ˈtuːzdeɪ/, just like ‘toozday’.                                                       Tip: ‘Tuesday’ is always capitalized because it’s a proper noun like other days of the week. Examples: I’ll visit him on Tuesday. Tuesday is her favourite day.

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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 world and commonly used interchangeably, especially in my part of the world (Africa: Nigeria). We all learn language through various channels of communication and a vital means is listening to others. Research shows that consequently, most speakers of English who use anyways heard others say it and assume it is acceptable. Which of them is correct? Good question! Anyway Anyway is an adverb, meaning ‘in spite of’, ‘nonetheless’ or generally used to emphasise a…

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British vs American English: vocabulary, tense and preference

Have you ever heard this old saying that Britain and America are ‘two nations divided by a common language’? They are, really. The main challenge for non-native speakers is the struggle to ‘balance’ both, while examiners advise students to stick to either in exams. Quite complicated you’d say. Let’s look at the basic differences in British and American English and decide if they are so different. The differences in vocabulary of British and American English are apparently the most noticeable. Both have a lot of words that are different in…

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