Colorful English

We are surrounded by color: soft, warm, deep, vivid, neutral, natural etc. In English there are numerous idioms related to color, and we'd like to devote this post to some common expressions of the kind. Also, the difference between some confusing color-related words, like "hue", "shade", tint" and "tone", will be explained. So, read on...

Say vs. Tell

“When you have something good to say, say it. When you have something ill to say, say something else.”  Christian D. Larson, an American New Thought leader and teacher

How to Describe Books

Books are so different: fascinating and useful, remarkable and influential, famous and controversial... They can also turn out to be dull, not worth the paper they are printed on, awful or just too horrible to finish...

Useful Everyday Phrases

What would you say asking someone to let you use their mobile phone because yours... well, died? And what would you say asking someone to give you the salt shaker on the other side of the table? There are some short and very useful phrases you'd better remember to communicate effectively and naturally in common situations...

Articles: Basic Rules

An article is a functional word which we use with a noun to show its definiteness or indefiniteness. There are 2 types of articles in English: indefinite (a/an) and definite (the). The term zero article refers to occasions when there is no article preceding a noun (or a noun phrase)...

Watch Out vs. Be Careful

There are some words and expressions we often use in times of danger to draw people's attention to something and/or warn them. This article is about such vocabulary. To be more exact, it's about the phrases "watch out", "look out", "be careful", "beware of it" and "take care" as well as words like "warn", "caution" and "alert". Read on to know how to use the vocabulary right. 

Love Idioms

There are billions of people in the world and, hopefully, all of them have felt fondness or love for someone at least once in their life. It is hopeful because, as the inimitable Ms. Alicia Keys puts it, “when everybody loves someone, there’s nothing to fear”…