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Homophone Corner: For, Fore, and Four

Homophone Corner: For, Fore, and Four

The three little words "for," "fore," and "four" are homophones: they sound the same but have different meanings.......[Read More]
Voter - to vote

Voter - to vote

Learn how to conjugate voter, a regular -er French verb.......[Read More]
How to Translate Full Sentences From English to Spanish

How to Translate Full Sentences From English to Spanish

Due to the rising number of Hispanics in the United States, many agencies, organizations and companies must translate their advertisements and documents to Spanish. Hispanics account for a particularly large segment of the population in states such as California, Florida and Texas. Those already fam......[Read More]
le feu

le feu

What does the French word feu mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
French Negative Adverbs

French Negative Adverbs

Learn to use French negative adverbs like ne pas, ne jamais, and ne plus.......[Read More]
What Are Matrix Clauses in Grammar?

What Are Matrix Clauses in Grammar?

In linguistics (and in generative grammar in particular), a matrix clause is a clause that contains a subordinate clause.......[Read More]
List of Facts on John Dalton

List of Facts on John Dalton

Dalton was the founder of the modern Atomic Theoryeinstein?¡äs formel image by Carsten Meyer from Fotolia.comJohn Dalton was an English chemist and meteorologist who was born in Eaglesfield, Cumberland, England in 1766 and died in Manchester in 1844. He is well known for his Law of.........[Read More]
case grammar

case grammar

A linguistic theory that stresses the importance of semantic roles in an effort to make explicit the basic meaning relationships in a sentence.......[Read More]
A Quick Quiz on the History of the English Language

A Quick Quiz on the History of the English Language

This quiz will test your understanding of some of the key events noted in our Timeline of the English Language.......[Read More]
La Guinguette - Online French Audiomagazine

La Guinguette - Online French Audiomagazine

La Guinguette is an online source of French news. Features range from politics to culture and include a sound file, French transcript, and English translation.......[Read More]
étoffer

étoffer

What does the French word étoffer mean? How is it pronounced and used?......[Read More]
100 Words and Phrases That Ticked You Off in 2012

100 Words and Phrases That Ticked You Off in 2012

Humorist James Thurber claimed to be an authority on four subjects: "bloodhounds, holy matrimony, monsters, and modern English misusage." Unlike the......[Read More]
La Haute Route, Switzerland

La Haute Route, Switzerland

Practice your French listening comprehension with this low-intermediate level audio journal about a two-week hiking trip through the Swiss Alps.......[Read More]
How to Write a Book of Remembrance

How to Write a Book of Remembrance

The loved ones of deceased people write books of remembrance to memorialize their lives. The books contain key events in the person's life, pictures and memories collected about the person from friends and relatives. They are personal, written for one person or for families or the inner circle of th......[Read More]
Bronzer - to tan

Bronzer - to tan

Learn how to conjugate bronzer, a regular -er French verb.......[Read More]
We're Quoting Shakespeare Whether We Know It or Not

We're Quoting Shakespeare Whether We Know It or Not

British journalist Bernard Levin demonstrates that many of today's cliches can be traced back to the writings of William Shakespeare.......[Read More]
How to Write a Direct Equation From a Data Table

How to Write a Direct Equation From a Data Table

Expressing data in linear equation form is one of the most basic skills in algebra, with applications in higher math and in real-world problems. When studying algebra and learning the process of writing linear equations, students frequently use graph paper to draw the line and trace it to the y-inte......[Read More]
Semi-Auxiliaries in English Grammar

Semi-Auxiliaries in English Grammar

A semi-auxiliary (or semi-modal) is a multi-word construction based on an auxiliary verb and having some of the same grammatical characteristics.......[Read More]
Igloo Facts

Igloo Facts

Igloos, or snow houses, are remarkable structures built by many cultures living in particularly cold and snowy areas. Made from the very ice and snow dominating the landscape, they provided an ingenious shelter from the frigid temperatures for families and whole communities. Their unique structure a......[Read More]
À la française

À la française

Work on your French style with the expression à la française.......[Read More]