English Language Statistics – an Exhaustive List

Here are few popular statistics on English language: 1. How widely is English language used? [8 data points] 1.1 How many people speak English? At 1,121 million speakers (native + non-native), English is the most widely-spoken language in the world.…

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Conversation Between Nurse and Patient/ Attendant

This is a conversation between a patient/ attendant and a nurse in a hospital where the patient has been admitted. (In the conversation, the two main characters – nurse and patient/ attendant – have been color-coded for ease of browsing.)…

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16 Subject-Verb Agreement Rules with Examples

This post contains a comprehensive list of rules that govern subject-verb agreement. (Note that my comments are enclosed in square brackets ([]) throughout this post.) Here are the 16 rules: Rule 1 Singular subject takes singular verb and plural subject…

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200+ Commonly Mispronounced Words in English

Non-native speakers mispronounce by the dozen every day. Even fluent speakers do. Even those working in high-paying white-collar jobs do. Why have they been repeating these mistakes for years, even though mastering pronunciation isn’t that difficult? The answer lies in…

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How to Say ‘Thank You’ in English?

Not thanking people where you ought to is considered rude. But why some don’t thank? Because some don’t know how to thank. They don’t know what expressions to say. (Covered in point # 2 in this post) Some aren’t sure…

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