Archive for November, 2012

  • Language and words in the news – 30th November, 2012

    Posted by on November 30, 2012

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: work

    Posted by on November 29, 2012

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week some advice about the noun work: In most of its meanings, work is an uncountable noun, and […]

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  • An everyday usage anymore

    Posted by on November 28, 2012

    In recent weeks Liz has been sharing language tips on distinguishing between every one and everyone, and every day and everyday. These are handy refreshers if you’re unsure of the distinctions. Such pairs abound in English and are a common source of confusion even for native speakers. Every day and everyday may cause trouble, but […]

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  • Macmillan Dictionary Love English Awards 2012 – feel the love again!

    Posted by on November 27, 2012

    Following the success of last year’s competition, we’re launching the Macmillan Dictionary Love English Awards 2012 for best blog and best website about the English language. For full details of this year’s competition – how you can nominate and vote, and what the prizes are – check out this page on the blog. Key dates: […]

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  • Learning about transitive verbs: is there a funny side?

    Posted by on November 26, 2012

    When you step into a taxi in Singapore, you may see a little printed sign bearing the terse instruction ‘KEEP CLEAN’. Relax – there is no need to wonder whether you’ve taken a shower recently. Just don’t discard your chocolate wrapping or wipe your sticky fingers on the armrest. (As if!) The imperative Keep clean […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 23rd November, 2012

    Posted by on November 23, 2012

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: progress

    Posted by on November 22, 2012

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week some advice about the noun progress: Progress is an uncountable noun, and so: ▪  it never comes […]

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  • A preposition problem

    Posted by on November 19, 2012

    To begin, and so that you won’t feel you have yet another language problem on your plate, the preposition problem here is not a problem for you; it’s a problem for computers. You remember computers—those machines we rely on increasingly to do a huge amount of work for us. A big job for computers today […]

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  • Language and words in the news – 15th November 2012

    Posted by on November 16, 2012

    This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular. Feel free to contact us if you would like to submit a link […]

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  • Language tip of the week: worth

    Posted by on November 15, 2012

    In this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which learners often find difficult, e.g. spelling, grammar, collocation, synonyms, etc. This week some advice about the patterns that can follow the adjective worth: The adjective worth is never followed […]

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