Word formation in English

The English language has a genius for the formation of expressive compound words. Common examples include sun-stroke, pick-pocket, elbow-room, land-lord, humming-bird etc. The two parts… Continue reading

Expressions with speak

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word speak. Each expression is followed by its meaning or definition. Example sentences are also given.… Continue reading

Mixed constructions

A sentence must have two parts – the subject and the predicate. The subject is what the sentence is about and the predicate is what… Continue reading