Difference Between American English and British English

Differences between American English and British English occur in all aspects of the language such as pronunciation, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, idioms, and the formatting of dates and numbers. Many of these differences may cause a misunderstanding when an American is speaking to an English man, or vice versa. The most remarkable difference occurs in vocabulary. Many of

Describing Personality: Character Traits and Temperaments

Attempts to describe personality types, character traits, and temperaments have always amused people. Even though human personality has defied all attempts to categorize it into a few types, so many attempts have been made to do so. It was the Greeks who first attempted a description of human personality and character. They categorized human personality

Verbs Denoting Animal Movement

It is always amusing to observe how animals move. And English language has such a magnificent array of words to denote the movement of animals, birds and people. For example, when we want to speak of a lion moving about in search of its prey, we don’t simply use the word ‘walk’. We use the

Fish Names in English, Malayalam, Hindi, and Tamil

Finding the name of a fish in languages such as Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali, Arabic, etc. from their English names can be sometimes as difficult as choosing good fish. Fish names are quite different and varied in local dialects. Moreover, the same fish, even though in the same language, can be known by

English Nouns: List of Irregular Plurals

Most of the English plural nouns can be formed by adding –s to the singular as in boy – boys. But the moment we begin to think of irregular plurals of English nouns, we are stepping into troubled waters. The following questions often land even the most experienced of English teachers in trouble: Is chicken

Homophones: List of Words That Sound Alike

Homophones are words that sound alike, but are different in spelling and meaning. English is a crazy language where one word can have different meanings and different words can be pronounced alike. This craziness is most evident in English Homophones. Examples of English homophones The following riddle offers an interesting example of the use of homophones: Anyone who

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