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Some words, like light, might, and right, show their Germanic origins. Some words, like euphemism, photograph and psychology, show their Greek roots. Others like luminescent and primary, show their Latin background. English spelling is so strange because many languages contributed to its vocabulary. Here is a fun video to watch about the history of English:  […]

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What a Mess

English Vocabulary: What a Mess!

English has many ways to talk about disorder. Let’s look at some new vocabulary for talking about that mess! For example, the opposite of clean, is dirty.  This little boy has a dirty face.  His face is covered with ice cream. The opposite of neat and tidy is messy.  This artist’s table is very messy.  It is spattered with […]

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