Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” ( /ˌsuːpərˌkælɨˌfrædʒɨˌlɪstɪkˌɛkspiːˌælɨˈdoʊʃəs/) is a song from the 1964 Disney musical film Mary Poppins. The song was written by the Sherman Brothers, and sung by Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. It also appears in the stage show version. Since Mary Poppins was a period piece set in 1910, period-sounding […]

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Your vs You’re

Confusing Your and You’re is one of the classic grammar mistakes in English and even native speakers will make this error. This article explains the difference between them and when to use each one so you don’t get tagged by the pedants of grammar out there! Difference Firstly a few […]

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Who or Which or That?

People often confuse Who or Which or That and when they start to talk about when to use them, grammarians and supposedly learned people often talk rubbish. Take these sentences for example: The guy who stole your wallet was an actor. The guy that stole your wallet was an actor. […]

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Used + Infinitive

The phrase used + infinitive is often confusing for learners of English. This article explains what it is and how we use it. Here are typical uses of the phrase: I used to live in Toronto. I have an idea he used to go out with Nicole Kidman. You can […]

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Titles in English

When we address people, we use certain conventions of style called Titles. These come before a person’s name when we are talking about them (or to them). They are usually used in formal situations or when we are being polite. General Titles These are general titles for men and women […]

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