581 – Affect vs. Effect

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSToday let’s have a look at two words that are often confused in English – affect, which is spelled with an A and effect, which is spelled with an E. These two words are confusing for even native English speakers, so I can imagine how much trouble they can cause …

580 – Begin, Start, And Prepositions

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSToday, we’re going to take a look at the prepositions we use with begin and start. First of all, I’d like to mention that begin and start are usually interchangeable. For example you can start the class or begin the class – the meaning is the same. And, there are …

570 – Snow Vocabulary

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS It’s about 9am here in NY when I am recording this podcast and it’s been snowing since about 9pm last night. Way back in Episode 260 we looked at some basic vocabulary about snow, but today I’d like to dive in deeper. This vocabulary will help you talk about …

568 – Irregular Participle Adjectives

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSSToday we’re going to talk about vocabulary. Way back in episode 26, we talked about participle adjectives. You know, words like interesting and interested, exciting and excited, and boring and bored. Well today we’re going to talk about irregular participle adjectives. This is a small group of ED adjectives that …