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All Blog Posts Tagged 'dictionary' (13)


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Confusing Words in English (Part 2)

.Hi Everyone.......ready for some more confusing words???  Let's see what they are!!

(1) adduce - give evidence for  "Georgia must adduce the data".

(1b) deduce - to draw a logical conclusion.  " We can deduce many things through observation".…

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Added by ❀❤•❀Paula✿.•❤øº on June 13, 2018 at 14:54 — 3 Comments

Writing Challenge: Invent a Word (Begod)

Begod (verb)

/bɪ'gʌd/

When you are in a kind of state related to your soul and deep inside you, that you want to be only with God and feel His presence. …

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Added by Zahra on January 13, 2016 at 9:30 — 3 Comments

The Oxford's Word of the Year is not a word :/

For the first time ever, the 'Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year' is not a word... but an emoji! How weird is that??    And the award goes for one particular emoji: the 'Face with Tears of Joy'!  As you can see, it's very happy for this:…

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Added by MARY on November 17, 2015 at 19:30 — 8 Comments

Ten Number roots and related words - Enhance your vocabulary

Is there any shortcut to increase our vocabulary? What do you do when you come across an unknown word? Look up for a dictionary? Okay, fine. Then what do you do when you don’t have a dictionary with you?  Sometimes you don’t get enough time to look up the meaning in a huge dictionary or internet. Would you like to guess the meaning? Yes, that’s a way to increase your vocabulary because in this way when you got to know the original meaning,…

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Added by Caspian on May 8, 2014 at 14:36 — 11 Comments

Which Word Was Invented The Year You Were Born?

Use the OED birthday word generator to find out!

The  OED's birthday word generator is a simple tool to…

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Added by MARY on January 19, 2014 at 17:00 — 2 Comments

VOTE THE 'URBAN' WORD OF THE YEAR

These are the top looked-for, voted on and talked about Urban Dictionary words in 2013.Which one will be Urban Word of the Year? Vote for your favorite here > …

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Added by MARY on December 25, 2013 at 18:00 — 2 Comments

ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION (and a challenge)

If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world:



Dearest creature in creation,

Study English…

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Added by MARY on September 16, 2013 at 0:01 — 11 Comments

A Closer Look at Dictionaries.

All dictionaries are not the same.  Some give you more help than others.   I looked at several dictionaries for three things: a learner’s dictionary, a voice which pronounces the word, and a sentence or phrase containing the word.  I found only one dictionary that has all three.  It is the Cambridge learner’s dictionary. Dictionary http://dictionary.cambridge.org/us/dictionary/learner-english/  They give…

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Added by Pauline Lerner on August 19, 2013 at 4:48 — 7 Comments

How to use the word "Hope"?

Hi everyone. I hope that you are all doing great.

Today when reading a comment, I noticed that some members have mistakes when using "hope", especially as a verb.

To make sure how we can use the verb hope, I searched for it.

There is a section in EnglishClub website, where you can search the word you want to look up in the dictionary. Here is the link > Vocabulary.…

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Added by Zahra on August 19, 2012 at 2:30 — 31 Comments


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Writing Challenge #37: 5 Online Dictionaries for English Learners

 5 Free Online English Dictionaries for English Learners/teachers:

 

1. Longman - a user-friendly online dictionary with detailed meanings for each word.

2. Cambridge - providing you with concise meanings and pronunciation.

3. TheFreeDictionary - the world's most…

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Added by Expector Smith on November 15, 2011 at 14:30 — 22 Comments

A Book I Have to Have

I want to share a great English learning resource with all of MyEC.

A few weeks ago I found out about a wonderful book.  Some of you may already have one of these or have the earlier edition.  I really regret that I did not discover this great little book long ago. I had seen this book advertized, but I had assumed that it was similar to another I had looked at (for…

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Added by Mr. Bob on June 25, 2011 at 10:00 — 10 Comments

Do you like to look up the traditional dictionary?



Do you like to look up the traditional dictionary when you want to figure out the meanings of words? Or you like checking by using the electronic gadgets or searching from the internet like

Cambridge dictionary online (http://dictionary.cambridge.org/ ). Which one is better for learners? It all depends on what habit you are used to checking and what kind of situation you need to know the… Continue

Added by Grace on October 19, 2010 at 12:30 — 6 Comments

The 40 sounds of English in one short story - The Beige Fox

This short Beige Fox Story has all 40 sounds of English. It is first spelled in tradspel (traditional spelling) and then in truespel, the one and only English-based phonetic spelling notation.



Truespel enables English speaking children for the first time to spell and read phonetically simply by using the letters of the alphabet. There are no special symbols. This makes truespel truly email friendly, a big plus as well. See the story… Continue

Added by thomas zurinskas on September 30, 2009 at 3:16 — No Comments

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