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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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Awks – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog

Awks – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog  You know the situation when you and a friend are talking about someone, and that person overhears you? In the past, you might have described this situation as ‘awkward’, but now you can describe … 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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Fangirls and fandom – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog

Fangirls and fandom – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog  Have you ever found yourself ‘fangirling’ over a celebrity? Which ‘fandoms’ do you belong to? Do you ‘ship’ any characters in your favourite TV show? If the above questions have left you … Continue reading

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12 language arguments to debate over Christmas dinner – OxfordWords blog (Dec 21, 2016)

12 language arguments to debate over Christmas dinner – OxfordWords blog (Dec 21, 2016) Christmas is a time to get together with family and use language with each other. Sometimes we fall into old language habits when we reunite with … Continue reading

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Languages change all the time – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Dec 07, 2016)

Languages change all the time – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Dec 07, 2016) If you have studied the English language at school, college or university you will know that it has changed since its beginnings to the present time. For further reading, … Continue reading

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Hygge | Word of the Month – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Nov 29, 2016)

Hygge | Word of the Month  – Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog (Nov 29, 2016) People around the world have long benefited from what Denmark has to offer those who live outside its borders. For further reading, visit “Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries Blog”. … Continue reading

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When words die from overuse – OxfordWords blog (Nov 23, 2016)

When words die from overuse – OxfordWords blog (Nov 23, 2016) Nicholson Baker once wrote an essay on the omnipresence, a century ago, of a word usage we never see anymore: lumber, used in reference to the contents of our … Continue reading

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