by Mignon Fogarty via Grammar Girl
Why do we say we saw a movie instead of we seed a movie, and did you know that the past tense of the verb “help” used to be “holp” instead of “helped”?
Regular Verbs Versus Irregular Verbs
Most of the time you add -ed to a verb to put it in the past tense; “slurp” becomes “slurped,” “scarf”... [Read more of this review]
Shtick, Pavilion and other great words
By Dr Sima Barmania via The Independent
On Tuesday, those short listed for the prestigious Man Booker prize gathered in West London with the great and good of the literary establishment. As discussions ensued regarding the merit of the Judges’ decision, Howard Jacobson, winner of the 2010 prize, was succinct in highlighting that the main prerequisite... [Read more of this review]
By Ben Zimmer via The New York Times
IMAGINE, if you will, a young Mark Zuckerberg circa 2003, tapping out e-mail messages from his Harvard dorm room. It’s a safe bet he never would have guessed that eight years later a multibillion-dollar lawsuit might hinge on whether he capitalized the word “Internet,” or whether he spelled “cannot”... [Read more of this review]
The Learning English channel on the BBC features a regular series called The Reading Group, where they bring together students of English, literature teachers, and other contributors from the world of books to share their enthusiasm for reading.
If you’d like to share your experiences of reading books in English as a foreign language, you can... [Read more of this review]
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