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...
This hub shows how to form Passive Voice sentences in English. It also show how to differentiate between Active Voice and Passive Voice sentences with examples. Passive Voice of all Tenses have been
Have you ever made up silly words just for fun? I mean as an adult. Kids do this all the time, but it seems to be lost fun for many adults.
The effects of the Battle of Hastings and the Norman Conquest on the English language are discussed. Printed and spoken examples are included.
Educational hub. Adjectives - what are they? How do I use them with nouns and verbs. When do you use an adjective or an adverb? Do I need to define the verb or the sentence? Do I need to define the subject that is...
A list of 10 German words which don't have an English translation. Contrary to popular opinion, Germans do actually have a sense of humour, and many of these words demonstrate that quite admirably. Also includes an...
Many of us hear these old expressions from our grandparents, but do we really know what they mean?
"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.
The English vocabulary gives you a vast pool to dip into and to choose from. Make sure you learn it carefully, use it well, make your voice heard and convey your message clearly. Try the challenge!
Examples of slang words and phrases from parts of northern England.