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L'esprit de l'escalier - vocabulary

This French term describes the predicament everyone has experienced: thinking of the ideal comeback after the moment has passed, indeed, after it’s too late. The term literally translates to “stairway wit,” that is, thinking of the perfect retort whi...

Labelled vs. Labeled

American and British English have many pesky spelling differences, often between two versions of the same wo...

labor - correct spelling

labor - verb, noun, and adjective  Example: We must labor for long hours if we want to win. ...

Labor vs. Labour

When some Americans pursued a distinctly American form of English, one of the changes they decided to make w...

laboratory - correct spelling

laboratory - noun and adjective  Example: His laboratory uses animals for research. noun...

Labour vs. Labor

English learners are sometimes confused when they see two words with very similar spellings and meanings. They read about them both and when the time comes to use that word in an es...

lackadaisical - vocabulary

adjectiveWithout vigor, determination, or interest; lethargic; listless; indolent.Note: This word is not pronounced with an x, as in laxadaisical. Start the word with lac...

laid - correct spelling

laid - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb lay)  Note: Grammar.com's section on Problem Words discusses the diff...

language - correct spelling

language - noun  Example: He enjoyed studying the English language....

later - correct spelling

later - adjective and adverb (comparative form of late)  Example: He decided to take a ...

Lath vs. Lathe

As with any modern language, English has many words that are differentiated by only a single character. Writ...

latter - correct spelling

latter - adjective (with noun usage, e.g., the latter)  Grammar.com’s section on Problem Words discusses latter and former. ...

Latter vs. Ladder

Homophones are words that have similar pronunciations but different meanings. Ladder and latter are two homo...

laudatory, laudable

Laudatory is used to describe something that gives praise and laudable is used to describe something that deserves or receives praise.Example: His ...

laugh - correct spelling

laugh - verb and noun  Example: They will laugh at you when you arrive in that costume. verb...

Lay vs. Lie

The words lay and lie are one the most confusing pa...

lay, lie

The vast majority of people butcher these two words.Quite simply, the word lie is an intransitive verb showing that someone or something is in a reclining po...

Layout vs. Lay out

Graphic designers lay out layouts in clever ways to make information visually appealing and easy to read. Or...

Lead vs. Led

The English language has hundreds of different words that trip up writers on a regular basis. Many of these ...

Leaned vs. Leant

As languages evolve, some words fall out of style. They are usually replaced, sometimes by a different versi...

Leaped vs. Leapt

There are many words in English that have more than one spelling. Leaped and leapt are two such words. They ...

Learned vs. Learnt

What is the past tense of learn? Consider the follo...

Learned vs. Learnt

Many words are spelled differently in American and British English, even if they fulfill the same function i...

Learning Grammar through kindergarten, Elementary School, Junior High School & Senior High School

English has been taught since I was in kindergarten, there I learned English with fun because the teacher used student center learning, so the teacher facilitate the student with playing game, singing and dancing, thus students memorize vocabula...

led - correct spelling

led - verb (past tense and past participle of the verb lead)  Not lead.Note: The word lead is not t...

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