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  1. What are homonyms? How are they different than homographs and homophones? And what about heteronyms? In this article we are going to answer these questions. Homonyms A homonym is a word that has the same spelling and sound as another word, but a different meaning. For example, saw (a cutting tool) and saw (the past tense of see) are homonyms. They have […]
  2. What are synonyms and antonyms? Pretty, beautiful, handsome... What's the difference? Why are synonyms and antonyms important? How to use synonyms and antonyms to improve vocabulary? How to use synonyms and antonyms to improve writing skills?   In this article we are going to answer these questions. Synonyms A synonym is a word or expression that has […]
  3. Many students confuse the words adapt and adopt. How do you know when to use each one? Both words are verbs, and there are only small differences in their spellings and pronunciations. But be careful, because the meanings of the two words are very different. Knowing when to use each one is important, because otherwise you might suggest making a change […]
  4. Accept and except are two commonly confused words in the English language. When do you use each one? Even though these two words are spelled differently and mean different things, they are pronounced the same. We'll go over examples and explanations to learn the difference. Do you accept the challenge? 🙂 Accept Accept is a verb that means to take […]
  5. What’s the difference between homework and housework? These two words seem practically identical, but they actually have separate meanings and uses. I’ll clarify that in today’s lesson, so that you can be sure to use the right word. And at the end I’ll also tell you about a common mistake that English learners often make with homework and […]
  6. Do we always use the same pronunciation for ‘se’ at the end of a word? It is not the case. A few words change pronunciation depending on what type of word it is.