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Have you ever wondered why so many American holidays are observed on Monday? Well, the answer is simple: Americans love three-day-weekends!...

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During the English colonization period, the British sent their language to many different parts of the world. The colonists reached North America in the early 17th century, and from then on, a new dialect of English, the American English, began to develop. To this day, American and British English differ in more than one way. […]

Irregular nouns, part 2 There several irregular nouns in English whose singular form ends in –um or –on. These nouns end in ‘-a’ in the plural. Take a look at the examples below: addendum – addenda bacterium – bacteria curriculum – curricula datum – data memorandum – memoranda medium – media phylum – phyla stratum […]

Have you ever wondered why so many American holidays are observed on Monday? Well, the answer is simple: Americans love three-day-weekends! Memorial Day is one of the many Monday holidays. Americans observe this holiday on the last Monday in May, and its purpose is to honor the brave men and women who died in military […]

Irregular –sis / -ses Nouns As you know, for most English nouns, making them plural is as simple as adding -s or -es to them. However, there are nouns in English whose singular form ends in –sis, and the rule of adding -s / -es does not apply. These words come from Greek or Latin, […]