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Word of the Year 2017 is…… – Oxford Dictionaries

Word of the Year 2017 is…… – Oxford Dictionaries As 2017 draws to a close, we turn to language to help us mark where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are heading……. For further reading, visit … Continue reading

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What are the origins of ‘stereotype’ and ‘cliché’? – OxfordWords blog (Oct 11, 2017)

What are the origins of ‘stereotype’ and ‘cliché’? – OxfordWords blog (Oct 11, 2017) The word ‘stereotype’ comes from the French adjective stéréotype, which itself comes from the Greek στερεός (solid) and τύπος (type). For further reading, visit “OxfordWords blog”. This … Continue reading

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Achcha! Indian English in Oxford Dictionaries – OxfordWords blog (Oct 05, 2017)

Achcha! Indian English in Oxford Dictionaries – OxfordWords blog (Oct 05, 2017) English has been present in India for four centuries, and the language has played a number of important roles in Indian society – first as the language of … Continue reading

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10 common mistakes with prepositions made by learners of English – OxfordWords blog (Jan 11, 2017)

10 common mistakes with prepositions made by learners of English – OxfordWords blog (Jan 11, 2017) A preposition is a very common little word like at, for, in, on, and to, which the dictionary defines as a word governing, and usually … Continue reading

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10 mistakes made by learners of English – OxfordWords blog (Jan 09, 2017)

10 mistakes made by learners of English – OxfordWords blog (Jan 09, 2017) Do learners of English make particular mistakes in grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary depending on their mother tongue? For further reading, visit “OxfordWords blog”. This preview is provided … Continue reading

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