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    I follow my class teacher's tip for using 'further' or 'farther'

    My class teacher explained that when we talk about physical distance, we use the word 'farther' and remember the word 'far' for distance. When we talk about nonphysical or figurative distance, we use the word 'further.' Isn't the tips simple?
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    Waist, waste and morning, mourning. What are these called

    These words are almost similar in sounds but differ in meanings. These are called as homophones. There are more examples as below: cereal - serial profit - prophet stationary - stationery
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    Fewer and Less. Where to use each

    Can anyone here help me where to use the word 'fewer' and where 'less.' Usually I get confused while writing. Thanks all.
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    Don't know, but is it right that & was earlier 27th letter of alphabet

    I am not confirmed but slightly read somewhere that until 1835 & was the 27th letter of English alphabet, after Z
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    Let's replace 'W' with 'T' and see you get answer of questions by its own

    Where When What Now replace the first letter of each with 'T' and it becomes: There Then That So, the questions and answers are like below: Where are you going? There When did you do it? Then What are you talking? That
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    Do you know which are non-rhyme words

    This is easy and many knows it. Below are some of such words which have no rhyme: orange purple ninth silver month paint opus wolf discombobulate marathon dangerous Let's share more of such words and learn better English together.
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    Spaces between words originated after WWI

    My English teacher once said this that there were no spaces between words before 1914. Then the sentences were like below:
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    This should interest all of us here

    In the below sentence the letters 'ouch' is pronounced in several ways. Just try out: A rough-coated dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.
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    What is difference between UNESCO and FBI in terms of grammar

    UNESCO is pronounced as a single word while FBI like three individual letters. So the first one is acronyms while second is initialisms.
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    Have we studied about contranyms in our grammar books

    At least I have not. My school grammar book didn't teach me about something called contranyms. It refers to words having contradictory meanings like below: Sanction - means penalty for disobeying law and also official permission for an action. Persue - means to look at in an informal way and...
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    I can make a sentence like 'I is...' and not 'I am...'

    Yes, it is very true. Many may believe it is not possible to make a sentence as such 'I is...' as we have been always been taught like 'I am...' like 'I am a boy' or 'I am not going to school today.' Here is the uncommon sentence: The letter I is written on the blackboard. I is the 9th letter...
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    Some funny sentences from my school days

    When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes. The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert. I had to subject the subject to a series of tests. Let's share and know more of such funny sentences.
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    Rules for ablaut reduplication in English

    Ding-dong cannot be dong-ding or zig-zag cannot be zag-zig. Similarly tick-tock cannot be tock-tick or dilly-dally cannot be dally-dilly. To my knowledge, I believe such words should always have the 'i' vowel in the first part. Any idea if I am right?
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    From where the word 'alphabet' came

    I read somewhere lately that the word is taken from Greek words and is a mix of two words and those are: alpha beta
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    Which is the longest word in English language without a vowel

    It is a simple word yet many of us fail to notice that there is no vowel in it. The word is as below and I never knew about it until I passed out from college :) Rhythm