Rules for using a hyphen between words

Have you ever wondered why they put a hyphen between different words in English? Well don’t worry, this is sometimes a problem for native speakers of English too. And, as you can see in the picture above, the use of a hyphen in English can make a difference in...

How to pronounce the ED in English

In English there are many words that end in ED. There are the regular verbs in past tense that end in ED (like Visited, Hoped and Lived), and there are also adjectives that end in ED (e.g. relaxed, tired etc.). Did you know that there are three different ways to...

The Difference between Fun and Funny

A common mistake for students learning English is the difference between Fun and Funny. What is the difference between Fun and Funny? Both can be used as adjectives (words that describe something) Funny = it makes you laugh Fun = when you enjoy yourself and have a...

Business or Busyness

Business OR Busyness A common mistake amongst English students is the spelling of Business. Bussyness, bizness, buziness, bussiness and bussnis are just some of the spellings I’ve seen! To remember, think – business is full of busy-ness (busi-ness)! Busy =...

Pretty Beautiful Handsome Ugly

Beautiful Women and Handsome Men Did you know that there are over 170,000 words in the English language and over 25% of them are adjectives? (Adjectives are used for descriptions) A common mistake with adjectives is when describing people. To describe a woman we could...

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