Archive for the ‘Words’ Category

Monkey Idioms

November 11th, 2014 in Words

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions about monkeys. Each idiom is followed by its meaning or definition.

Go ape

To go ape over somebody or something is to become angry or excited about somebody or something.

Commonly confused words

June 15th, 2014 in Words

Read the pair of sentences given below. One of them contains a mistake.

The climate affected his health.

The war had no affect over oil prices.

Recommend, suggest and advise

June 2nd, 2014 in Words

These words have similar meanings.


To recommend is to tell somebody what you think they should do in a particular situation.

I would recommend parents to keep a tab on their children.

Latin words in English

April 26th, 2014 in Words

English has borrowed several words and phrases from Latin. Many of them have also become an integral part of English.

Here is a brief list of Latin phrases in English.

Internet buzzwords for ESL students

March 15th, 2014 in Words

A buzzword is a word or phrase that becomes so popular over a short period of time. These words are used to impress the reader or the listener. Here is a guide to some of the most popular internet buzzwords.

Hire / Rent, Rise / Raise

January 14th, 2014 in Words

These words have very similar meanings.

To hire or rent something is to pay money so that you can use it for a limited period of time. Both hire and rent can be used with certain nouns. There is no difference of meaning.

Using ask

September 5th, 2013 in Words

Ask is one of the commonest verbs in English. It is sometimes used incorrectly. The verb ask cannot be followed by the preposition to. It can be followed by either a direct or an indirect object.