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...

Redundant Letters

Redundant Letters One of the most difficult things in English is spelling and pronunciation. Because English is a mish mash of Latin, Old English, French, German, Greek… in fact every language in Europe. There are a lot of odd spellings for words which originated from...

Onomatopoeia

Onomatopoeia Onomatopoeia is more than just a fun word to say (it’s pronounced On – Na – Mat – Oh – Pee – Ah), it’s the name given to words that are pronounced like the noise they describe. For example, when someone gets in your way while driving your car you might...

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 =...

Desert the dessert in the desert

Desert the dessert in the desert! Desert can be a verb and a noun though with two completely different meanings. To Desert means to leave without intending to return. It can also mean to abandon. A Desert is a dry place which receives very little rainfall. The verb is...

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