Hi Jonathan, A friend said, “rooting for you”, to me to cheer me up. Q: How genuine are people usually when they use “rooting for you” to cheer others up? Should I take it as a polite way to end the conversation, or are they telling you they will stand […]
What does “such” mean in “such a noisy city”?
What Does the ‘.’ in KK Mean?
Meaning of Phrase “Cognitive Benefits”
Understanding Questions: “What does it feel like to …”
Understanding “by” as an adverb
How does “all excited” differ from simply “excited”?
Accent with a short glide
There are sounds (phonemes) in English that are more about the movement between two sounds than the two sounds themselves. Specifically, /aɪ/, /aʊ/, /ɔɪ/, /e/, and /o/ (KK, as usual, although the first three are the same in IPA.) In some regional dialects and accents, the movement between the two sounds […]
“The”: choosing the right pronunciation
The article “the” has two pronunciations. It can be either /ði/ or /ðə/. Most students were taught the rule for choosing the right pronunciation. Unfortunately, it’s easy to forget the most important part. Test yourself with these two examples: 1. the U.S. 2. the M.R.T. Which pronunciation should each be? […]