Many of you may be inadvertently leaving out an essential component (or two) in the word “January.”  One thing that’s interesting about this word is that almost every one of my students has difficulty with it, no matter where the student is from. Approximately 99% of...

October begins the parade of heavily “themed” holidays in the United States.  First we celebrate Halloween, then Thanksgiving, and finally Christmas.  I am dedicating this post to 10 of the highest frequency Halloween-themed words that you are likely to use this month, especially if you...

“Of” and “off.” Similar spellings, different pronunciations.  Did you know that the words “of” and “off” have different vowels? Also, though both are spelled with an “f,” only word contains a /f/ sound. Two things make these “of” and “off” different. Vowel sound Do you remember the difference...


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