Posts in Vocabulary
Common Contractions in English - English Grammar

Contractions are words that are made by shortening and combining two words and and replacing certain letters with an apostrophe ('). 

Contractions (I'm, you're) are commonly used in everyday speech and informal writing because they make speaking and writing that little bit faster and easier. They are (they're) an important part of understanding English and speaking fluently.

Contractions are not (aren't) usually appropriate in very formal writing.

Here are the most common contractions in English.

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Love and Dating - Idioms & Phrasal Verbs | Valentine's Day English Lesson

Valentine's Day, or St Valentine's Day, is celebrated every year on February 14th.

It's the day when people show their love, affection, friendship and admiration for another person by sending cards, flowers or chocolates with messages of love, and spending special time together.

In this special Valentine's Day lesson, we take a look at some useful Idioms and Phrasal Verbs that you might hear around this special time of year.

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Stationary vs. Stationery | Common English Mistakes

The words stationary and stationery often cause confusion among both English learners and native speakers. They're homophones, which means they have the same pronunciation.

The only difference between these two words is the fact that one is spelt with an "a", and the other is spelt with an "e" - Yet they both have two entirely different meanings. 

In this post, we take a look at the different meanings and example sentences, as well as handy tips to help avoid confusing the two. 

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