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Started this discussion. Last reply by Robinoz Jul 5, 2014. 2 Replies

The badge is obviously supposed to display MyPage content, but mine doesn't, do I have to tweak something to get it to work properly here:…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by The Professor Zero Aug 28, 2013. 1 Reply

I'm working on a project for the Northern Territory Department of Education which includes a large volume of online learning media. This media is publicly accessible at:…Continue

Would you use the word "gifted" in this way?

Started this discussion. Last reply by bright_light Jan 13. 4 Replies

The news media reported that "Angelina Jolie had "gifted" Brad Pitt a $30,000 Tiffany watch for father's day".Do you think it is correct to use gifted in that context?What other words might have been…Continue

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What in the world is an onomatopoeia?

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It sounds like a medical term, or the name of a South African cactus plant, but it describes words in English whose spoken sound is the same as the actual sound. For example, the words "buzz", "hum",…Continue

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Improve understanding with simple word choice

Posted on May 10, 2015 at 12:57 5 Comments

English, perhaps like every other language, has many words with identical or similar meanings. They are called synonyms.

Think of the words, …


Different Ways to Write the Date

Posted on March 29, 2015 at 7:20 7 Comments

Sometimes when I interact with US sites I'm confused by what date is being referred to. 

The USA has a habit of placing the month before the day so that 4/3 is April 3rd. But in Australia and almost everywhere else in the world I have travelled, the month is written before the day eg, 3/4 or 3rd April. Thus, I'm never sure whether the date is 4th March or 3rd April in US format.

This is only a problem of course when one of the numerals is less…


English words that are plural and singular

Posted on March 28, 2015 at 5:00 10 Comments

Over the last few years I have noticed a change in English usage of words that are both singular and plural.

Much of the change, I think, is brought about by people whose first language is not English. Let me explain.

There are many English words that are both singular and plural. However, plurality is now being assigned to these words by the addition of an "s".

For example, I often read an article that includes the word "accommodations" which is written as a plural.…


English is Not Only English

Posted on December 26, 2014 at 7:50 2 Comments

Hey, that sounds a bit odd ... English is not only English. What does that mean?

When I learnt English at school, I also learnt Latin, some French, and Latin and Greek roots. Learning Latin and Greek roots was the most useful addition to English because English isn't a pure language.

You see, English is a combination of numerous other languages, even some Arabic. By having an understanding of Latin and Greek roots, it is easier to work out what English words are similar and…


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At 5:05 on June 5, 2015, Elmar said…

Thank you,Robinoz.I would be happy if you can take a time to talk over Skype.

At 17:35 on June 2, 2015, Sara said…
  • Thank you for your consideration Mr. Robinoz

I'm from Iran , intermediate level  of English

I wish to improve my English specially speaking and I'd like to know how I could take part in your blog 's activities


At 20:06 on January 2, 2015, Ehab Nassif said…

Hello Robinoz

My congratulations from my the deep of my  heart for being Star

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At 8:03 on December 29, 2014, Manuel Méndez Guzmán said…

Hello Robinoz

My name`s Manuel

I want to be your friend, I need your support to learn English, my level is elementary.

At 7:18 on December 29, 2014, Jasmine said…

Congratulations for being a Star member

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At 20:52 on July 6, 2014, flowersong said…

Hi Robinoz.. Thanks for accepting my friend request

Wish you all the best :D

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