English proverbs about birds such as a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush and English poems about birds from poets such as Wordsworth, Stevenson and Rossetti with birds species including owls, robins, yellowhammers and lapwings
Commonly misused, mixed-up, and mistaken words, with their proper spellings and definitions.
Australia is a country of diverse flora, fauna and landscapes. It also has it's own diverse take on the English language as you will see with this dictionary of Aussie slang, strine and colloquialisms
Abbreviations, short-cuts and other mysterious collections of letters. What do they all mean? How and where are they used?
The bear is a true wonder of nature and most bear idioms make reference to the strength and forceful nature of this amazing animal.
The Present Simple Tense is the first and basic tense in English. It is a kind of tense, which is used to indicate a habitual action, routine work or an action, which is done on a regular basis. There is no indication of completion of an action in the Present Simple Tense. It is an incredible...
As noted in the earlier hub from this short series, figurative language-- otherwise known as figures of speech-- describes a variety of techniques used by authors to give words meaning beyond their usual, literal definitions. Some common examples of...
A response to mdavisattiers' challenge, explaining how I dive into the richness that is the English language, what I value and how I create the finished article.
"Scissors" is one of the odd words in the English Language that appear as a plural even when only one is meant. This article takes a humorous look at this oddity.
Tongue twisters will help you to work all your articulation muscles and will improve your pronunciation and fluency.They're used by public speakers, actors, and politicians who want to sound better when speaking. Though many of tongue twisters are...