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How to Order Coffee at a Coffee Shop

There's a new cafe opening in your area, and you want to try out their coffee. However, they seem to have a lot of coffee items on their menu and it's very confusing!

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5 Common English Idioms and Their Meanings

Every language has idioms that are hard to directly translate to another language. Idioms are a cultural part of any language. But sometimes even people who speak the same language can get confused! Take the example of the British idiom “pop his clogs.” Americans might wonder who would pop clogs,...

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Why Being Called “Feisty” Isn’t Always a Compliment

The great thing about words is that they evolve over time. A word's meaning can change depending on the the social climate, the people who use it, and the context where it's being used.

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5 Fancy Unusual Plurals that Can Easily Confuse Anyone

If there's one aspect of grammar that's pretty easy to understand, it's turning singular nouns into plurals. For the most part, it's simply a matter of adding an "s" or an "es" to the word.

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5 Words to Know When Complimenting a Man

A lot of men lament the fact that they don’t get a lot of compliments. It’s pretty sad because men deserve just as many compliments as women when it comes to their appearance, their intelligence, and their dependability.

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5 Words to Know When Complimenting a Lady

Compliments go a long way when it comes to both making a lady feel good and building a positive relationship between the two of you. However, it’s important to use the right words to express how you feel.

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