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Phrasal Verbs with UNDER

Phrasal Verbs with UNDER

    Phrasal verbs are the combination of a verb followed by a preposition and/or a particle. By combining these words together, a new meaning is created which is different from the meaning of the words individually. This blog explains the meanings of five common phrasal verbs containing the preposition under. 1. Come under This phrasal verb can be […]

Homophones You Need to Know

Homophones You Need to Know

Have you heard the joke about the English teacher consoling his student? The student cried, “I’ll never learn all of these homophones!” Comforting the student, the teacher replied, “Their, they’re.” Homophones are pairs or groups of words which are pronounced the same, but differ in meaning, origin or spelling. For example, there, their and they’re.  It’s important to learn […]

Idioms

Idioms

Vocabulary found in this blog derive (verb) obtain something from (a specified source). literally (adverb) in a literal manner or sense; exactly. literal (adj) taking words in their usual or most basic sense without metaphor or exaggeration. context (noun) the circumstances that form the setting for an event, statement, or idea, and in terms of […]