Monthly Archives: April 2017

Speak vs. Talk

The two words ‘speak’ and ‘talk’ are synonyms and can very often used interchangeably. However there are some grammatical structures where only one of the two can be used. Let’s explore these today: The first thing to remember: Speak is often used in a more formal setting.  For example, in a work environment: “I would like to make an appointment

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Wanna, Gonna, Gotta and More

Have you ever heard someone say the words ‘wanna‘, ‘gonna‘ or ‘dunno‘? These are diminutives or abbreviations that shorten the full words, which have formed in the English language over time during faster conversation. When you watch movies and listen to music, especially from the United States, you will often hear contractions and diminutives (shortened words). Here are some common

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