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12 nouns that are always plurals
From trousers to shenanigans, find out why these nouns are always used in the plural form.
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7 grammar myths you learned in school
Why is French so prescriptive (and is English)?
8 unexpected origins of everyday phrases
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Quiz: can you complete the book title?
We assume that you love words, and that probably means you love books. It’s time to put that love to the test: can you complete the titles of these novels?
Quiz: American phrases to confuse Brits
Do you know American English expressions? If you're not from the US, we predict you'll struggle...
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