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Longest Words in English That You Can Actually Use

Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis is the longest word in the English language, but how often does a forty-five letter lung disease caused by the inhalation of silica or quartz dust come up in conversation? For all those who’d like to dabble in ...

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Leave These Out for a Better Paper

  Writing papers may seem like the bane of your existence right now, but every assignment is actually a good thing — it’s another opportunity to improve! Most of the time, you focus on what should be in your paper: a strong thesis, relevant examples, in-depth analysis, etc. But sometimes we need a reminde ...

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Quick Guide to i.e. vs. e.g.

What’s the difference between i.e. and e.g.? These little abbreviations can be hard to keep straight while writing a paper.  We feel really smart when we use these guys, which we think have something to do with Latin. But when we throw in the wrong one, we don’t feel so ...

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10 Cool Facts for English Language Lovers

Languages can be as curious and strange as the humans that create them. The English language is no exception. For all of you word-loving nerds, we’ve assembled 10 English facts to test your knowledge and tease your mind. ...

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8 SAT Words to Start Using in Your Everyday Life

At some point, you might’ve heard someone say, “That’s an SAT word!” You probably asked yourself, “What does that word have to do with the SAT?” Back in the day, the verbal section of the SAT required you to complete analogies or sentences to test your vocabulary. Luckily, you no longer have to memorize words, prefixes, suffixes, ...

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A Quick List of Commonly Confused English Words

You’re writing a paper and suddenly you’re not sure what's right: affect or effect. Though you may be ...

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