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“Seem” & “appear”

In English we use seem (parecer) and appear to give information…

First & Firstly

First is an adjective and “firstly” is an adverb (and the…

Candle

“Candle” (vela, bujía, and candela) has uses as an idiom…

i.e. and e.g.

These two abbreviations are often confused and used incorrectly,…

Different

Have you taken the Cambridge First Certificate or Advanced exam?…

More circumlocution to avoid

Here are more examples of long and unnecessary phrases. They…
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“Ship” as an idiom (modismo)

The word “ship” has some interesting uses as an idiom. Study…
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“After” and “afterwards”

These two words are often confused – they are not interchangeable…
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Poach

“Poach” is a verb with three meanings. The English poach…
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Muddle

"Muddle” is a noun, an adjective and a verb. As a noun it means…
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My Hat

The word “hat” has some interesting idioms (modismos). Here…