Adjectives 1

Adjectives
In grammar, an adjective is a word whose main syntactic role is to modify a noun or pronoun, giving more information about the noun or pronoun’s definition. Some examples can be seen in the box to the right. Collectively, adjectives form one of the traditional English eight parts of speech, though linguists today distinguish adjectives ...

Check Your Vocabulary for the IELTS Examination 7

Check Your Vocabulary for the IELTS Examination
This workbook has been written for students who are planning to sit either the general training or the academic modules of the IELTS exam. It covers some of the main vocabulary points the candidates will need for, or come across in, the listening, reading, writing and speaking sections of the exam. Click on the picture ...

Cold Idioms and Slang! 1

Cold Idioms and Slang!
A cool post with cold idioms! Here are the most practical idioms with the word “cold”. a cold fish a person who does not seem very friendly and does not show their emotions ! ” He isn’t very demonstrative, but his mother was a cold fish so he probably gets it from her. “ a ...

How to Use Gerunds and Infinitives? 1

How to Use Gerunds and Infinitives?
The gerund and infinitives are used many different cases, such as subject, object, complement, sometimes after the prepositions like “to” and sometimes after certain verbs. Here we have provided you the most complete information on infinitives and gerunds , the usage of them and also some exceptions in using them. A. The gerund is used ...

James Joyce Poems

James Joyce Poems
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish writer and poet, widely considered to be one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. Along with Marcel Proust, Virginia Woolf, and others, Joyce was a key figure in the development of the modernist novel. He is best known ...

10 Foreign Words You Thought Were English

10 Foreign Words You Thought Were English
“English; A language that lurks in dark alleys, beats up other languages, and rifles through their pockets for spare vocabulary.”  (Bumper Sticker) A humorous quote that is quite accurate, actually. Of 80,000 English words, roughly 28% originate from Latin, 28% from French, and 25% from Germanic languages (Pie Chart: Wikipedia). So, to honor those countries ...

How to Organize a Big Translation Project

A large volume translation project is always welcome from a revenue perspective. However, it has a few inherent challenges that must be addressed and resolved before getting into the translation phase. It is essential that the agency is realistic about the time lines regarding the submission of documents. In setting or agreeing to a deadline ...

Articles, Determiners and Quantifiers

Articles, Determiners and Quantifiers
Definition Articles, determiners, and quantifiers are those little words that precede and modify nouns: (the teacher, a college, a bit of honey, an apple) Sometimes these words will tell the reader or listener whether we’re referring to a specific or general thing (the garage out back; A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!); ...

How to Spell a Difficult Word?!

How to Spell a Difficult Word?!
How to Spell a Difficult Word?!   Have you ever been in a spelling bee, and your word is something like pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis? Do you need to spell a hard word but don’t have access to a dictionary? Then here’s how to manage. . Slowly repeat the word out loud. Sound out each part carefully, only ...

Do-Did-Done (Irregular Verbs Made Easy) 5

This is not an ordinary table in alphabetical order; here, as far as the sounds and patterns of verb sets are concerned, the three forms of irregular verbs are systematically sorted/presented; thus, they have become easy to memorize. Each category of verb forms is made distinct from the other ones through use of different colors ...