06/05/2011

Up

 I'm sure you will enjoy this.  I never knew one  word in the English language that can be a noun,  verb, adjective, adverb,  preposition.
    
    UP

Read  until the end ... you'll  laugh.

This  two-letter word in English has more meanings  than any other two-letter word, and that word  is'UP.'   It is listed in the dictionary as an [adv],  [prep], [adj], [n] or [v]....MORE


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03/05/2011

English Grammar on line

I've just found this learning website.  It has got grammar lessons, exercises and everything you need to learn English.  This is the link: My English Pages.  I hope you'll find it interesting and useful.




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An Ode to English Plural

We'll begin with a box, and the plural is boxes,
But the plural of ox becomes oxen, not oxes.
One fowl is a goose, but two are called geese,
Yet the plural of moose should never be meese.
You may find a lone mouse or a nest full of mice,
Yet the plural of house is houses, not hice.

If the plural of man is always called men,
Why shouldn't the plural of pan be called pen?
If I speak of my foot and show you my feet,
And I give you a boot, would a pair be called beet?
If one is a tooth and a whole set are teeth,
Why shouldn't the plural of booth be called beeth?...
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