Prepositions:By Vs. Until from Happy English NY

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Welcome back! Today, let’s continue our chat about prepositions. Do you know the difference between by and until? Both of these prepositions have a similar meaning such as, “some time before something” or “before a certain time.” Let’s look at by first. By is used to talk about deadlines. When you do something by a certain time, day, date, etc…that …

English Idiom: Pull an All-Nighter!

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Have you ever pulled an all-nighter? When you stay awake all night to do something, we say you pull an all-nighter. You can pull an all-nighter to study for an exam, play video games, or drink alcohol. Joe pulled an all-nighter to study for his History exam, and he got an A! I got so focused on my game, that …

Holidays & Vacations in American English

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Hi Everyone! Today I’d like to look at some vocabulary and expressions related to taking time off from work or school. Special days in your country which have historical or religious roots are called holidays. In the USA, we have holidays like New Year’s Day, President’s day, Independence Day, etc. In most countries, some of these holidays are days of …