Every week, we’ll be sharing a list of posts, stories, news, or opinions that we've run across the Internet during the past week or two. We won't be discussing them in detail here, but we do encourage you to check them out as they could contain valuable ideas and insights for your IELTS
If you're ready, here we go...
The author expresses his dislike of word usages that have become acceptable just because they have become so common.
Parts of speech serve our communication needs with hardly a conscious thought on our part, but they operate according to a complex, interdependent set of rules and procedures. Here are the basic principles of the noun
The author gathered some thoughts on punctuation
favorites from a few of her favorite writers and word-minded folks around the web.
The author shares 2 letters in the article and asks what percentage depends on punctuation
An appositive phrase extends a sentence by adding more information in apposition (meaning “related to” or “juxtaposed with”) to a word or phrase preceding it.
Hyphens and dashes
are two distinctly different punctuation marks and a proper understanding of each will avoid embarrassing mistakes in your writing.
Making excuses is easy, but taking action is hard. The stars will never align and the conditions will never be perfect, so you might as well get started now.
Having the ability to decide at each moment what merits your attention is to me one of the secrets of success. It’s been proven time and again by sports stars and high achievers If there is something you want, fearlessly focusing on it will give you a much higher probability of achieving it.
Most of us are able to store only about four to seven different items in our short-term memory. One way to get past this limit is to use a technique called chunking.
We could pick up valuable tips in this article for our IELTS Speaking
The author studied the number of incidents these words were used.
What is “wow” supposed to be? An expression of disbelief? Surprise? Awe?
The chemical name of titin has 189,819 letters.
Paraphrasing, rewording of spoken or written content, is a necessary skill for every writer. This post discusses the purposes of process of paraphrasing.
For more than 50 years, language scientists have assumed that sentence structure is fundamentally hierarchical, made up of small parts in turn made of smaller parts, like Russian nesting dolls. A new Cornell study suggests language use is simpler than they had thought.
What's that word doing there? When it comes to spoken language, nothing is accidental. Linguists are working on finding meaning in every 'oh,' 'um,' 'well,' and 'okay.' The results might surprise you.
We often hear about the plights of the Third World, and most of us have our share of First World problems. But is there something in between—a Second World?
Time NewsFeed's weekly highlight of our vocabulary
includes useful, new and surprising words (as well as some that are just fun to say)...
Vice President Biden’s convention speech illustrated the problems comfort words pose to persuasive legal writing—literally.
The "backloaded business sentence" must. Go. Away.
Improve your vocabulary
with these classical words.
Did you know that “Dunderhead” is an actual word?
It's amazing how loosely the terms in this post are used (and misused) in everyday writing and conversation. Take this vocabulary
How did structure evolve in human language?
The words in this post are 20 loanwords and phrases used in the English language that have undergone little or no modifications from the donor language.