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I messed up! (Phrasal verbs for problems) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 19, 2017)

I messed up! (Phrasal verbs for problems) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 19, 2017) Last month we focused on words and phrases that are used to describe problems and difficult situations. This week we’re looking specifically at phrasal … Continue reading

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New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 17, 2017)

New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 17, 2017) Calexit catio twodio To know the definition and other details of these new words , visit About words, a blog from Cambridge Dictionary. Blog post written by: Cambridge Words This preview … Continue reading

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Accept or except? Affect or effect? Spelling words that sound similar – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 12, 2017)

Accept or except? Affect or effect? Spelling words that sound similar – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Apr 12, 2017) A reader of one of my recent posts asked for an explanation of the difference between aught and ought. Aught … Continue reading

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Phrasal verbs with more than one meaning – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Mar 15, 2017)

Phrasal verbs with more than one meaning – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Mar 15, 2017) Phrasal verbs are often difficult to learn because they tend to be formed from fairly common verbs and particles. To make matters worse, many … Continue reading

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All, both, and everyone: How to use pronouns (2) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Mar 01, 2017)

All, both, and everyone: How to use pronouns (2) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Mar 01, 2017) In my last post I looked mainly at personal pronouns such as he, them and yours. This post looks at some other common pronouns … Continue reading

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Sorry to butt in! (Phrasal verbs that describe ways of speaking) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 22, 2017)

Sorry to butt in! (Phrasal verbs that describe ways of speaking) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 22, 2017) This week we’re looking at the many phrasal verbs in English that refer to ways of speaking and the sort … Continue reading

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New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 20, 2017)

New Words – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 20, 2017) Calexit Bremoaner democracy sausage To know the definition and other details of these new words , visit About words, a blog from Cambridge Dictionary. Blog post written by: Cambridge Words This … Continue reading

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Me, myself and I: How to use pronouns (1) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 15, 2017)

Me, myself and I: How to use pronouns (1) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 15, 2017) Pronouns are words we use instead of nouns in order to avoid repeating the nouns. Compare the following: Laura picked up the … Continue reading

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Head over heels! (Love idioms) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 08, 2017)

Head over heels! (Love idioms) – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 08, 2017) With Valentine’s Day almost upon us, our attention at About Words has turned to love, or more specifically, the various phrases and idioms that we use … Continue reading

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Transitive or intransitive; Countable or uncountable – what does it all mean?? – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 01, 2017)

Transitive or intransitive; Countable or uncountable – what does it all mean?? – Cambridge Dictionary About words blog (Feb 01, 2017) It’s all very well being told that we use many in front of countable plural nouns and much before … Continue reading

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