The Many Uses of the Word ‘Mind’


Stage 7 Stage 8 The word ‘mind,’ like the word ‘settle,’ has many different meanings. Therefore it’s a good word to be comfortable with, as there are many different situations in which you can use it.  The first is as a noun, and it refers to the element of a person that allows them to …

“Animal Idioms: Pets”


Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 9 This week we are going to look at family pets and how they have infiltrated our daily lives. The first thing we should look at is that every animal, whether it be a pet or a wild animal, has a different name for their young. For example, a baby …

“The Different Types of Nouns”


Stage 6 Stage 7 Stage 8 In the beginning, it is said, was the word (to paraphrase a biblical line). If so, that word – whatever it may have been – soon multiplied exponentially. Presently, words begat phrases; phrases begat clauses; clauses, eventually, begat sentences. Before long, homo sapiens was able to engage in phatic …

Uses of the word “wish”


Stage 8 Stage 9 In this week’s blog post, we’re going to take a look at the verb “to wish.” It’s an important word, as it has several uses, so it’s key that we know how to use it correctly. Let’s jump right in.   We use the verb “wish” to express that we want …

The Articles in English


Stage 7 Stage 8 Let’s get started with a general review of the articles in English. There are three of them: “a,” “an” and “the.” The most basic distinction is between the indefinite articles (“a” and “an”) and the definite article (“the”). We use “a” before a consonant sound, and “an” before a vowel sound. …

The Many Uses of the word Settle


Stage 7 Stage 8 Como ya se ha dicho, los Phrasal Verbs bien podrían equivaler a ciertos verbos de nuestra lengua que terminan por establecer una relación especial con determinadas preposiciones, cambiando el sentido de los mismos. Un determinado verbo, unido a diferentes preposiciones, puede expresar significados muy diversos. En este sentido, sirva como ejemplo …

Common Idioms – Episode VII – The Idiom Awakens


Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 9 La GC, al parecer, juega un papel relevante en el proceso de adquisición de la Fraseología; de hecho, el cognitivismo está dando inicio al desarrollo de estrategias aplicadas a las unidades fraseológicas (UF) como podrían ser la metonimia, la metáfora, etc. Aunque la GC es una disciplina con un …

“Chewing the fat”


Stage 7 Stage 8 Stage 9 Según cálculos del Instituto Cervantes, existen alrededor de 560 millones de hispanoparlantes en el mundo; con todo, hablar un mismo idioma no equivale a emplear las mismas palabras, lo que origina interesantísimas variantes léxicas entre los países que componen esta comunidad lingüística. Sirva como ejemplo de ello las dos …