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What do we mean by correct and incorrect in language?
An article looking at how we see space and time in English
A summary of what a concordancer does, and how it can be used.
Expressions with 'Dutch' in English
A look at English irregular verbs and the free download available from UsingEnglish.com.
The Gricean maxims
Ways to present and practise short forms of words and expressions such as "info", "lab", "50p" and "PS".
The nine stages of teaching colour vocab, from understanding what "red" means and being able to write "green" to discussing the psychological effects of different colours.
How to make meaning across cultures and disciplines
The spread of English makes it the world's property
How will English develop in the future?
What is Estuary English and how is it related to Cockney English?
The NATO Phonetic Alphabet is used as a way of spelling words
The complexity of numbers in English
About the UsingEnglish.com slang database
A carefully chosen list of essential language for the beginning, body and ending of formal and informal English emails.
A post-colonial look at Translation
A look at some of the issues with grammar checkers
What is Offshore English and why are native speakers learning it?
A look at how using word frequency software can help improve your writing