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Learning Words, Phrases, and Grammar
A dictionary with simple definitions, pronunciation, plus a Word of the Day!
Idioms, Proverbs, and Expressions
Are you feeling under the weather? Well, don't beat around the bush or pull my leg! Check out this list of common (but confusing!) English expressions and sayings.
Purdue University's famous Online Writing Lab (O.W.L.) has created these grammar exercises customized for English language learners.
American Phrasal Verbs
What does it mean to go off on someone? Or to go off on your own? Or to go out with someone? To go along with something, or to go after it? Go know!
These are all examples of phrasal verbs, which are idiomatic expressions, combining verbs and prepositions to make new verbs whose meaning is often hard to guess! This website contains many examples of common American phrasal verbs to master. (Already know these? There are more!)
Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes
Many English words are built from Greek and Latin parts. Knowing what a root means can help you figure out the meaning of an unfamiliar word. This list includes the most common roots and prefixes in English. If you want more, let me know!
Academic Vocabulary Practice
College-bound high school students need to master the vocabulary of academic life, the language we use to communicate ideas in science, social studies, and the humanities. These exercises from Oxford University Press are great practice for English language learners who plan to attend college.
All About Verbs!
Resources on verb tense, regular and irregular verbs, and conjugation.
Irregular Verbs List
This is an alphabetical list of every irregular verb in English. These are not divided into categories.
How to Learn Regular and Irregular English Verbs
This website divides irregular verbs into the four groups we learned about in class. Please note that their examples do not include ALL irregular verbs in English, and that not all resources divide the verbs into these four groups. They are helpful, though!
Common Irregular Verbs
This resource divides irregular verbs into only 3 categories. Group 3 here corresponds to Group 4 in the Wall Street English site. What's especially useful in this website is that they arrange the Group 3/4 verbs by pattern (the way we learned them in class). It's much easier to learn them this way than alphabetically.