Grammar Gandhi

Crazy Funny English

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English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant nor ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple. English muffins weren’t invented in England or French fries in France. Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren’t sweet, are meat. We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find […]

Grammar Gandhi

Quick English Learning Hacks

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Hack #1: Don’t concentrate on understanding every word when you read something. Read it first to understand the general concept. Then, go back and concentrate on the specific words that you don’t understand. Hack #2: Build your vocabulary by learning prefixes and suffixes. These parts of speech change the meaning of root words. Examples: Root word – happy […]

Grammar Gandhi

Characteristics of Efficient Communicators

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Confident body language. Look others in the eye, call others by their name, generally smile or have a non-threatening look on their face, have good posture and an open stance. They appear at ease and are ready to talk to anyone. This comes across just by looking at them. Avoid sarcasm. They know that it makes others […]

Grammar Gandhi

5 English Speaking Hacks

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Learning a language can be frustrating. Difficult. Even boring. Most people think they need to spend hours plowing through stacks of flashcards and memorizing sentences. And while there’s certainly no substitute for diligent study, there are some ways you can speed up the learning process and even have fun along the way. Learning a language […]

Talking Stories

Let’s Begin Again

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Last night I was talking to someone on Opentalk, and I mentioned falling in love with the movie ‘Begin Again.’ Guy said Begin Again is one of his favorite movies and we ended up talking about it for hours and he finally said,   “I grew up in a very musical family, I’ve played in […]