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Word to the Wise: reprieve

reprieve (verb) – to prevent/postpone (put at a later date) or bring relief (make something less serious or hard) reprieve (noun) – something that is prevented, postponed or that brings relief It was discovered that the exam questions had been leaked, so the exam was reprieved. The convinced criminal’s punishment was reprieved as new evidence had… Continue reading Word to the Wise: reprieve

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English vocabulary · expressions · idiom

Vocab and Expressions about Days and Nights

When is noon? How do you call the day before yesterday? What is the word for 12 o’clock at night? And things like that. The Parts of the Day First of all, the parts of the day that you call morning, afternoon and evening are strictly divided in English (in other languages, not always). Morning… Continue reading Vocab and Expressions about Days and Nights

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Word to the Wise: Fleet and Fleeting

These words may look the same, but they mean something different. Fleet (noun) – a group of boats or airplanes (sometimes also used for cars) Fleet (verb) – pass (in time) Fleeting (adjective) – passing quickly (in time) David Yu Here are some examples of how you can use fleet and fleeting: The Armada was… Continue reading Word to the Wise: Fleet and Fleeting

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