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What does Yankee mean?

January 18th, 2017 in Words

The noun Yankee or Yank is used to refer to a US citizen. While it is sometimes used disparagingly, most US citizens do not hesitate to call themselves Yankees.

Word forms worksheet

December 10th, 2016 in Words

Complete the following sentences using the appropriate form of the word given in the brackets.

1. Fingerprints on the gun were ………………… evidence that the suspect was guilty. (conclusion)

Admirable, admiration, admire

August 30th, 2016 in Words

Admirable (adjective)

If something is admirable, it is worthy of admiration.

Synonyms of admirable: praiseworthy, commendable, estimable, laudable etc.

Antonyms of admirable: disappointing, deplorable, worthless, faulty, reprehensible etc.

Idioms

August 28th, 2016 in Words

Break someone’s heart

To break someone’s heart is to make them really sad.

  • Peter broke his mother’s heart, when he failed his test.

Opposites worksheet

August 17th, 2016 in Words

Fill in the blanks with the word opposite in meaning to the word underlined.

1. This surface is rough. We have to make it ………………. by using sand paper.

Phrasal verbs

July 12th, 2016 in Words

Here is a list of phrasal verbs with example sentences.

Back down

To back down is to withdraw.

  • Public protests forced the local administration to back down on its decision to build a sea link.

Foreign phrases in English

October 6th, 2015 in Words

English language has borrowed numerous words and phrases from foreign languages. Today, many of these words/phrases are an integral part of the English vocabulary. Here is a quick overview of foreign phrases in English.