English, a West Germanic language in the Indo-European language family, has gone through three main periods in its history: Old English, Middle English and Modern English. Its roots are Germanic, but it has been heavily ... More »

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Modern English originated as a Germanic language during the early middle ages, gradually evolving over the centuries with the introduction of elements of Norse, French, Latin, Scottish and other languages. The earliest r... More »

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Three common suffixes are -dom, which is a place or state of being, -ism, which is a belief and -ment, which is a condition of the subject. So freedom is the state of being free, communism is a belief set and development... More »

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The original Old English language that was a West Germanic language gradually became Middle English by adding vocabulary and language patterns taken from Norman, or French, language brought into Britain by invaders. It g... More »

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A person can learn English by practicing the language consistently, studying phrases and spending time in places where English is spoken. He should avoid spending too much time studying English grammar. More »

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English listening lessons are recorded texts used by those learning English as a second language or striving to increase their understanding of the English language and broaden their vocabulary. Lessons are structured fo... More »

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English phonetic pronunciation is a way to learn to read and pronounce English words by focusing on the sounds of the language rather on than the correct spelling. To learn the various English sounds (or phonemes), refer... More »

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