Articles: English as a Second Language

How to Swear: Understanding the Grammar of the Top 7 Curse Words
How to Swear: Understanding the Grammar of the Top 7 Curse Words

Have you ever been called a potty mouth? Learn how to swear correctly by understanding the grammar behind your favorite four-letter words.

A History of Swearing and Censorship in Writing
A History of Swearing and Censorship in Writing

Think kids these days swear more than their predecessors? Think again! This history of swearing will show you how censorship has evolved over time.

The Etymology of the Top 7 Curse Words
The Etymology of the Top 7 Curse Words

Ever wonder where your favorite four-letter swear words came from? This post explains it all, so beware, as it contains explicit language.

44 Holiday Words Every English Learner Should Know
44 Holiday Words Every English Learner Should Know

The holidays are here, and for those who are new to English, the unique and archaic words that get tossed around can be confusing. Find out what they all mean with this helpful list!

How to Use Social Media to Improve Your English
How to Use Social Media to Improve Your English

Improve your English-language skills with the help of some of your favorite social media websites.

Affect vs. Effect: How to Use the Right Word Every Time
Affect vs. Effect: How to Use the Right Word Every Time

Are you confused about when to use affect vs. effect? Learn the difference between the two words with these helpful examples and tips.

What are Appositives?
What are Appositives?

An appositive is a noun or a pronoun (often with modifiers) that is beside another noun or pronoun, usually with the purpose of explaining or modifying. Now don’t get nervous—we'll help you figure this out.

Who vs. Whom: A Simple Way to Determine Which Word to Use
Who vs. Whom: A Simple Way to Determine Which Word to Use

Knowing when to use who vs. whom is a challenge even for the most experienced English speaker. Remember this simple rule to get it right every time!

35 Engaging ESL Games to Enhance Your English
35 Engaging ESL Games to Enhance Your English

Learning English does not have to be a tedious process. These ESL games will help you perfect your English, whatever your current proficiency.

30 Quirky Collective Nouns for Animals
30 Quirky Collective Nouns for Animals

Did you know that a group of turtles is called a bale? Find out other quirky collective nouns for animals with this adorable infographic.

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