Emoticons are pretty important:  Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

Here’s what every emoticon really means

Emoticons are pretty important: Harvard cognitive scientist Steven Pinker says they're an extremely useful linguistic evolution. The Oxford English Dictionary named "crying face" the word of the year. Humans collectively send 6 billion emoticons every day. But they don't teach emoticons in school, and some of them are actually hard to understand — at least for some of us.

English is an expansive language, anyone who has seen the size of an unabridged English dictionary can tell you that. It's also a language that's ever changing and evolving, so of course there are some words that fall out of favor and are hardly ever used, but maybe it's time to bring some of them back!

English is an expansive language, anyone who has seen the size of an unabridged English dictionary can tell you that. It's also a language that's ever changing and evolving, so of course there are some words that fall out of favor and are hardly ever used, but maybe it's time to bring some of them back!

Subjects and verbs must agree in number. This is the cornerstone rule that forms the background of the concept.  The dog growls when he is angry. The dogs growl when they are angry. 2. Don’t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement.

20 Rules of Subject Verb Agreement

Subjects and verbs must agree in number. This is the cornerstone rule that forms the background of the concept. The dog growls when he is angry. The dogs growl when they are angry. 2. Don’t get confused by the words that come between the subject and verb; they do not affect agreement.

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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

36 - DESCRIBING PEOPLE AND THINGS A - Picture Dictionary - English Study, explanations, free exercises, speaking, listening, grammar lessons, reading, writing, vocabulary, dictionary and teaching materials

36 - DESCRIBING PEOPLE AND THINGS A - Picture Dictionary - English Study, explanations, free exercises, speaking, listening, grammar lessons, reading, writing, vocabulary, dictionary and teaching materials

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