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     1  ~ 2014 sep 18why 101 suffixIt's blogging 101 | MacmillanYou can see a similar process with the suffix 101 . This is often used in the names of courses (or 'progams') in American universities to indicate ...
     2  +3 2014 aug 12list of metaphorsA List of Metaphors | MacmillanMetaphors list by category. Metaphors about responsibility, relationships, emotion, knowledge, place and position.
     4  +28 2014 aug 07i am writing toBusiness Letter Format | MacmillanI am writing regarding … I am writing in response to … I am writing to inform you that/of … I am writing to complain about … Further to my letter of 15th May…
     4  -1 2014 jul 17australian slang toutAustralian English slang – part one: origins | MacmillanPart one takes a look at the origins of Australian slang . ... It is easy to see how our slang is so derivative. ... tout keeping a lookout for business
     5  +4 2014 aug 16top of the morningTop of the morning to yourself | MacmillanTop of the morning to you”, or more casually “Top o' the mornin' to ya”, is a well- known traditional Irish greeting that Irish people don't really use ...
     6  +9 2014 sep 01toing and froingWords on your mind – toing and froing | MacmillanThere have been quite a few Macmillan Dictionary searches lately for the phrase toing and froing . The spelling of this causes problems for ...
     6  +95 2014 sep 01fit for purposeIs ' fit for purpose ' fit for purpose ? | MacmillanIndeed, fit for purpose became so common so quickly that the Guardian style guide described it as “a recent cliché that quickly proved itself unfit ...
     6  +5 2014 aug 15open the kimonoAre you open to open kimonos ? | MacmillanThe phrase open kimono was recently added to Macmillan's Open Dictionary: " when something such as a meeting is described as being 'open ...
     7  +40 2014 sep 25englishhentai blogGlobal English and Language Change — Macmillan Dictionary BlogGlobal English and language change from Macmillan Dictionary Blog . We discuss slang, neologisms, etymology, new words in English , common errors in ...
     7  +5 2014 sep 02british official letter formatHow to write a business letter with a sample format and examples of phrases you ... The UK Post Office recommends that on envelopes the postcode should ...
     7  +33 2014 aug 24macmillan english dictionaryGlobal English and language change from Macmillan Dictionary Blog. We discuss slang, neologisms, etymology, new words in English , common errors in ...
     7  +5 2014 aug 05signed on behalf ofHow to write a business letter with a sample format and examples of phrases you should use. ... pp: indicates the letter was signed on behalf of someone else
     7  ~ 2014 jul 17agree or disagreeways of expressing agreement or disagreement - Macmillan Learning about pragmatics and how to express yourself successfully is a useful life skill, said Michael Rundell in January when he introduced ...
     8  -4 2014 oct 04see my etchingsHas anyone seen my etchings ? | MacmillanOne of the oldest, and most clichéd lines is “Would you like to come up and see my etchings ?”. This dates back to the 1890s (if we can believe ...
     8  -3 2014 sep 17dear allHello? Hi? Oh dear … | MacmillanThe question of whether to use 'Dear', 'Hi' or just the person's name. ... I use “Dear First Name” (Or “ Dear All :”)and sign off with “Thank you” ...
     8  +43 2014 aug 28english best blogGlobal English and language change from Macmillan Dictionary Blog . We discuss slang ... Winner of the Edublog Awards best group blog 2009. What's your ...
     9  ~ 2014 sep 15say thanksLife skills tip of the week: ways of saying thank you | MacmillanIf you want to emphasize your gratitude, or be very polite, you can say Thanks a lot, Thanks very much, Thank you very much, or Thank you so ...
     9  +12 2014 aug 29use hyphen in super-cheapYou can't go wrong with a hyphen or two: word-formation (Part 1 In English, a well-known productive feature is the free use of nouns as modifiers of other nouns. ... cheap -and-cheerful, no-nonsense, warm-and-welcoming transport cafes that ... Liz: yes, hyphens are very fluid and arbitrary.
     9  ~ 2014 jul 26end of weekLanguage tip of the week : at/in the end | MacmillanThis week's tip is about confusion between the very similar phrases at the end and in the end . People often confuse the phrases at the end and ...
     10  +55 2014 aug 25world of fames rssFamous Metaphors | MacmillanA list of famous metaphors and or quotes / sayings that are metaphors.
     10  +2 2014 aug 04email business letter formatHow to write a business letter with a sample format and examples of phrases ... by all contact details (including address, telephone, fax, company url and email ).
     10  +18 2014 jul 31web and wordsCrawling the Web for new words | MacmillanToday's guest post, from Daphné Kerremans of the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, is another in our occasional series on ...
     10  +11 2014 jul 26learn english through newsTeaching English through newspapers | MacmillanYet, by flipping through a newspaper's pages, many more textual types can be ... Reading English from newspaper really help full for learning  ...
     11  +28 2014 sep 22example of metaphorMetaphors - definitions, lists and examples of metaphors | MacmillanWelcome to our metaphorical English page. On this page you will find a growing list of resources regarding metaphor in English. If you would like to contribute ...
     11  ~ 2014 sep 13examples of metaphorsA resource for all things metaphorical . Common metaphors , famous metaphors , metaphor lists, metaphor discussions and much more!
     11  ~ 2014 sep 11saying thanks
     11  +71 2014 aug 19end of the week
     11  +69 2014 aug 19could care lessCould you care less ? | MacmillanOver the years, I've heard many people say “I could care less ” (meaning “I couldn' t care less”) in different contexts, usually informal and ...
     11  +35 2014 aug 17examples of metaphor
     11  +49 2014 aug 02mexican to englishMexican English | MacmillanWelcome to our Mexican English page. This page contains a growing list of resources regarding Mexican English ; how Mexican English has influenced.
     11  +10 2014 jul 25english to mexican
     11  +90 2014 jul 23fitness for purpose
     12  +27 2014 sep 18metaphor examples
     12  +5 2014 sep 13business letter formatHow to write a business letter with a sample format and examples of phrases you should use.
     12  +4 2014 aug 28south african wordsLearn some South African slang - Macmillan Dictionary BlogWhile most South African slang is made up of adopted non-English words (e.g. from Xhosa, Zulu or Afrikaans), there are many standard English ...
     12  +81 2014 aug 15english to irishIrish English | MacmillanWelcome to our Irish English page. This is a growing list of resources regarding Irish English . These are links relating to how Irish has influenced English .
     12  +32 2014 aug 11english indian dictionaryIndian English | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary BlogWelcome to our Indian English page. This page contains a growing list of resources regarding Indian English ; how Indian English has influenced international.
     12  +27 2014 aug 07brazilian to englishBrazilian English | MacmillanWelcome to our Brazilian English page. This pages contains a growing list of resources regarding Brazilian English . These are links relating to how.
     12  +29 2014 aug 05english language blog
     12  -4 2014 aug 03blogspot language changeGlobal English and language change from Macmillan Dictionary Blog . We discuss slang, neologisms, etymology, new words in English, common errors in ...
     12  +13 2014 aug 03business letter form
     12  +6 2014 jul 31business english blogsTeaching Business English | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary BlogIs teaching Business English similar to teaching English for Special Purposes ( ESP)? Comparing ESP to Business English teaching is controversial in itself.
     13  +60 2014 sep 08formal letter formatHow to write a business letter with a sample format and examples of phrases you ... Formal : Dear Mr [surname], for a man, or Dear Ms [surname] for a woman.
     13  +32 2014 aug 16irish to englishWelcome to our Irish English page. This is a growing list of resources regarding Irish English . These are links relating to how Irish has influenced English.
     13  +21 2014 aug 01whats a metaphorWhat is a metaphor ? A metaphor is a type of comparison: when you use a word or phrase metaphorically, you are using a meaning that has developed from the ...
     13  +71 2014 jul 19i could care lessOver the years, I've heard many people say “ I could care less ” (meaning “I couldn' t care less”) in different contexts, usually informal and ...
     14  +16 2014 sep 05to greet old scotsSpeaking Scots | MacmillanTo greet , in Scots , to cry, in Standard English. .... I'm not sure if its origins are entirely Scottish as I was told it was an old gypsy word and it was ...
     14  +76 2014 aug 25indian to englishIndian English | Macmillan
     14  +18 2014 aug 16example of indian english
     14  +2 2014 jul 22letter format australia
     14  +13 2014 jul 18business english dictationsTeaching tips for green English : dictation | MacmillanDictation activity: greenwashing The dictation activity called 'Nature' focuses on the practice of greenwashing. As well as asking students to ...
     15  +66 2014 aug 31south african englishSouth African English | MacmillanWelcome to our South African English page. This page contains a growing list of resources regarding South African English ; how South African English has.
     16  +25 2014 sep 20macmillan australian primary dictionaryAuthors | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary BlogI always wanted to be a teacher, but my ambitions to be a primary teacher in Britain failed the reality test.
     16  +21 2014 sep 16example of a metaphor
     16  +16 2014 sep 07english to brazilian
     16  ~ 2014 aug 12learning english reading newsRoberta teaches courses in English for Journalism, and has published ... Reading English from newspaper really help full for learning English  ...
     17  +43 2014 sep 07english tipsLanguage Tips | MacmillanIn this weekly post, we bring more useful content from the Macmillan Dictionary to English language learners. These tips are usually based on ...
     17  +65 2014 aug 14best english blogGlobal English and language change from Macmillan Dictionary Blog . We discuss ... Good morning/afternoon/evening: used for saying hello to someone in the ...
     17  +44 2014 aug 13business email format
     17  +30 2014 jul 23metaphor examples for kidsCommon Metaphors | MacmillanExtract from: Metaphor and phrasal verbs by Dr Rosamund Moon. ... Posted by List of Metaphors with Examples for Kids | toofin.org on 12th June, 2013. Leave a  ...
     17  +9 2014 jul 20words related to environmentEnvironmental language - Top 20 Green Buzzwords | MacmillanGreen English month brings you some frequent buzzwords relating to the environment . Feel free to add other words in a comment below.
     18  ~ 2014 sep 21thank you by the wayThe previous language tip looked at ways of apologizing. This week's tip gives some ways of thanking someone: Thanks and Thank you are the ...
     18  +20 2014 sep 17dangling participle“A dangling modifier walks into a bar …” | MacmillanThis tells you exactly what a 'dangling modifier' (or ' dangling participle ') is, and simultaneously exemplifies the problem, i.e that there is no ...
     18  +57 2014 aug 12official letter format
     19  +34 2014 aug 17definition of metaphorMetaphors - definitions , lists and examples of metaphors | MacmillanA character in Sarah Kane's play 4:48 Psychosis says that “the defining feature of a metaphor is that it's real”. This might seem a strange paradox if we think of ...
     19  +5 2014 aug 12on your tips synonmsLanguage tip of the week: exciting synonyms | Macmillan... language learners. These tips are based on areas of English which. ... Would you like to improve your vocabulary? Follow our daily tweets ...
     20  ~ 2014 sep 16tips for apologizingLife skills tip of the week: ways of apologizing | MacmillanAs part of the series, we'll bring more useful content and tips from the ... This week's language tip helps with other ways of apologizing : Sorry/I'm ...
     20  +3 2014 sep 13what happened to google dictionaryGoogle's Ngram Viewer 2.0 - Macmillan Dictionary BlogEarly last year I wrote about Google's Ngram Viewer, a tool based on its ... Do you happen to know if there is any way round this (other than ...
     20  +69 2014 aug 17teaching business englishTeaching Business English | Macmillan
     20  +28 2014 aug 15business english dictionaryBusiness English | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary BlogWelcome to our business English page. On this page you will find a growing list of resources regarding business English . If you would like to contribute.
     20  ~ 2014 jul 16have your cakeAn idiom that has its cake and eats it | MacmillanAnother example of this is have your cake and eat it (too), defined in Macmillan Dictionary as: “to have all the benefits of a situation when, in fact ...
     21  ~ 2014 sep 03thanks you tooThanks and Thank you are the most usual ways of telling someone you ... You're too kind is a polite way of thanking someone that can sound ...
     22  +11 2014 sep 22wordsterBecome Wordster of the Week! | MacmillanHere is a bit of fun for you! We are inviting you to become our ' Wordster of the Week'. Over on Facebook, to start the 2011 'What's your English?
     22  +79 2014 sep 18cake ate candleAnother example of this is have your cake and eat it (too), defined in .... the candle at both ends”; “You cannot sell the cow and drink the milk.”.
     22  +1 2014 sep 17worldbook english dictionaryWorld Book Day | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary BlogToday is World Book Day – the 'biggest annual celebration of books and reading in ... Blog; Dictionary .... What's your English ? is home to roost.
     22  +15 2014 aug 26corporate letter format
     22  +30 2014 aug 18signal vs noiseDictionary signals vs . noise | MacmillanThere has been much discussion lately about crowd-sourced dictionary-making. For example, slang lexicographer Jonathon Green, in an ...
     22  ~ 2014 aug 15best famous blogFamous Metaphors | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary BlogA list of famous metaphors and or quotes / sayings that are metaphors. ... The best metaphors are meaningful, memorable, and helpful for clarifying thinking, but ...
     22  +79 2014 aug 06translate brazilian to englishBrazilian English : Brazinglish, Portenglish or Englishese? | MacmillanFrom English to Brazilian Portuguese and back . ... it is the way Brazilian learners and teachers of English alike literally “ translate ” sayings and ...
     22  ~ 2014 jul 17blog comments alternativesHow many ' alternatives ' can there be? - Macmillan Dictionary BlogOne was his insistence that when it comes to alternatives 'there can only .... give them as alternatives with no comment – as long ago as that.
     23  -5 2014 aug 23fun and games macmillanNew language games ! | MacmillanOur language games are not only for English language learners but also for native speakers ... See: great fun and useful practice all in one!
     23  +30 2014 aug 17irish english dictionaryIrish English | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary Blog
     23  +24 2014 aug 17blog writing formatBusiness Letter Format | Macmillan - Macmillan Dictionary Blog
     24  -8 2014 sep 15lolcats theatreWebster and LOLcats | MacmillanHis project had long-standing effects: no longer does anyone in the States ( without British training, that is) spell defense as defence, theater as ...
     24  +38 2014 aug 31rack and ruinStories behind Words: rack and ruin | MacmillanToday's post was requested by one of our readers, Caroline Batchelder, who asked us to tell the story behind the expression go to rack and ruin  ...
     24  +77 2014 aug 20nail on the headBending over backwards to hit the nail on the head | MacmillanHave you got a bee in your bonnet about idioms? Do you bend over backwards to find opportunities to use them? If so, be careful not to go ...
     24  +77 2014 aug 18african to english
     24  +17 2014 aug 16meaning of groovyThe different grooves of ' groovy ' - Macmillan Dictionary BlogOn the blog last week, Orin wrote a very interesting post about the different meanings of funky. It got me thinking about a related word, groovy , ...
     24  +77 2014 aug 10kin and kithStories behind Words: kith and kin | MacmillanIf you have read Stan's recent post Fossil words of yore, you will already know that kith in the expression kith and kin is one of these fossil words ...
     25  ~ 2014 aug 13in your opinionLife skills tip of the week: giving your opinion | MacmillanThis week's language tip helps with ways of giving your opinion : I think: the most usual and general way of giving your opinion : I think if you ...
     26  +75 2014 sep 15gazangingOpen Dictionary word of the week: gazanging | Macmillangazanging (noun) when a seller pulls out of a house sale at the very last minute Gazanging is something that's on the up. The seller accepts an ...
     26  +75 2014 sep 02babelfish english to welshA real babel fish ? | Macmillan... up with them, for example the babel fish in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ). ... World War I, and its impact on English ... Welsh English .
     26  +52 2014 aug 27african words and meaningsA few South African languages even have clicks (notice the clicks in District ... words which have taken on different meanings in South Africa .
     26  -6 2014 jul 21whoosh n popitCan you haiku? Yes, you can! | MacmillanIt's Japanese English month and so we must haiku! You may or may not have
     26  ~ 2014 jul 21suggest in american dictionaryways of suggesting something - Macmillan Dictionary BlogLife skills tip of the week: ways of suggesting something. Posted by ... Perhaps we could ask Jerry's father if he has a tent he could lend us ?
     27  +74 2014 aug 22breathe vs breathLanguage tip of the week: breath vs breathe | MacmillanThis week: breath vs breathe . Don't confuse breath (a noun) and breathe (a verb). Breath is pronounced /breθ/ and means 'the air that goes in ...
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